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Germans are Not Germans !

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Did you know after WWII Germans' changed there name but every one still calls then German !
After WWII Germans call them selves' "Duchlnds" I do not know how to spell it

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Where did you hear this? I'm "Duchlnds" since I was born but never heard this befor and I searched with Google and found no entry.

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Deutschland is what he is talking about and it wasn't changed at the end of WWII.... perhaps he is referring to the East/West Germany split?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germany

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Dear WhiteWolf,

U missinterpreted the form, how we germans spell it out in our language.
Every german use Deutschland (spell it Doitchland) instead of germany.
The word "germany" is only the english form for Deutschland. The word germany comes from the old romanic latin "germania" (Germaniae)
The only thing that was removed from Germany/Deutschland after WWII was the part with the 3. Reich

He're an excample:

Semper Fi
semper fidelis
Immer Treu

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=VG= Fastjack LAN_WROTE ...

U missinterpreted the form,


LMAO! That thing on the site that turns words into "mouse-over" ads turned the U in that sentence into an ad. I had to mouse-over it just to be sure - They couldn't possibly be selling Uranium... !razz

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Hey Fastjack,

when you are from Xanten you are a old roman (I love the APX and breakfast in "landhaus-am-roeschen").
Nice to know someone nearby.

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Years ago, sometimes at weekend....Turbinenhalle.
Or NamcoCenter in Centro.
I was born in Moers and growth up in Duisburg/Homberg.
My Avatare is the "Hombergwappen"

My 2nd child was born in the EKO Hospital because it came 12 weeks to early.

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itsjust a translational thing ;)
english - german (pronounciation)

Germany = Deutschland (doitshland)
The Germans = Die Deutschen (dee doitshen)

but a lot changed after WW2 and most germans are happy about the end of the "3rd Reich" and the despotism of Hitler and his regime.

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These 2 links should give you all the informations you need:

Etymologies of all countries: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_country-name_etymologies

Names of Germany: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_for_Germany

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quite an interesting topic, for example ''Suomi'' (Finland in finnish) ''Suo'' means swamp and ''mi'' is there just to make it longer :D, no idea why my ancestors named our land as a swamp :PPPP any stories like this abroad?

PS. we have something in common Pirate and Jack, car in finnish is ''auto''! :D

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