New Adventures of Queen Victoria by Pab Sungenis

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  1. Sandfan

    Sandfan GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Torpedo, los.

  2. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    “Wo sind wir?” [VO ZINT VEER] = “Where are we?”


    Don’t let the tall S in “sind” fool you; check the handwriting in the Declaration of Indepence and you’ll see we used to have one too.

  3. boreas2

    boreas2 said, over 4 years ago

    lol

    been a while since last time we saw it

  4. runar

    runar said, over 4 years ago

    Ich denke, daß Sie im Schloß sind.

  5. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    @runar

    The B-like symbol Runar uses is the German ligature called (fonetiklee) ess-tset, a combination of a tall-S and a Z used in modern German to represent a double-S at the end of syllables. It seems an anachronism to me and I don’t know why the Germans insist on preserving it.

  6. Kip W

    Kip W said, over 4 years ago

    That crazy lettering just Frakturs me!

  7. pabsungenis

    pabsungenis said, over 4 years ago

    @pschearer

    I remember having a German visitor see a Mr. Pibb sign on a vending machine and laughing very loudly. It was once I realized that the logo for it at the time used capital B’s and a lowercase i (“Mr. PiBB”). Once she gave the proper German pronunciation we all understood her joke. I still can’t drink Mr. Pibb to this day (when I can find it that is).

  8. prrdh

    prrdh said, over 4 years ago

    @pschearer

    Oddly enough, starting in 1995 they stopped using it after short vowels, but didn’t do away with it entirely.

  9. David Bethke

    David Bethke GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    @runar

    Ich glaube, Sie sind tief in der Scheiße.

  10. LlarryA

    LlarryA said, over 4 years ago

    In my school days in the ‘80s, I remember discussion of an on-going battle between the north Germans, south Germans and the Swiss as to the proper use (if at all) of the Eszett. I suspect it’s still not been resolved…

  11. runar

    runar said, over 4 years ago

    @David Bethke

    Schließen Sie Ihre Maul.

  12. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    The 1995 spelling reform changed a number of things. The only one I remember is that it was no longer permitted in compound words to drop one S if there were three in a row. Or do I have that backwards?


    As for the Swiss, I once spoke with a Schweizer who was resentful that his country decided to standardize on High German rather than what the Dutch did: declare themselves a separate language. Swiss German is incomprehensible to most Germans. As for the North and South, a Bavarian once taught me the line “Bist du Preiss? Noch friss i’ di!” (Are you a Prussian [meaning any North German]? Then I’ll eat you up!) I heard comparable things to that in Alabama.

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