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By Erik Boehm
#192188
Update:
Die Schweiz gewinnen 1:0 gegen Spanien.

First, The Brits can't even beat team USA.

Now the Swiss beat the Spanish - result, drunken party in the streets in central Zürich.
I get back to the student hostel, where many Spaniards are, many of which I do not particularly care for.
I can feign ignorance and ask them the outcome/score, or just ask them how upset they are.

And tomorrow, I get to rub it in, to a Frenchy who hoped they would lose, and lose badly (because he says the Swiss always seem to root against France, no matter the opponent).
He said they had no chance against Spain (I believe spain was considered a serious contender to win the world cup/ top ranked team), and I asked him what he would do if somehow tiny Switzerland (which isn't highly ranked) beat Spain, he just chuckled and dismissed the possibility.

Ah, first thing I say to him tomorrow will be of the Swiss victory.

A smile has been put on my face.

Ich habe ein Bier für die Schweiz.
Prost!
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By Jason
#192228
dont much care

but did someone say drunken party? :shock:
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By Erik Boehm
#192265
Jason wrote:but did someone say drunken party? :shock:
Yea, who says the Swiss are uptight.

I was doing an errand, and wasn't taking my normal route home, so I decided to take a tram to the haupbahnhof, and take the train back rather than the shorter but slower route with more tram/bus changes.

Well, the tram never made it to the Haupbahhof.
Over the PA system came an "Achtung", and something about fussball fans blocking traffic in the inner city, and a little while later something about how the trams were detouring around it.
My comprehension was far from perfect, but I think I got the main point - but I didn't know the nature of the Soccer mob - Switzerland has had very few instances of soccer hooliganism.
So I got off at the closest stop the tram was going to and walked.
The crowd was cheering, waving flags all over the place, punting soccer balls high into the air, drinking, making lewd gestures toward equally drunken swiss women, etc.
I surmised that Switzerland won.
So I lingered around for a while, before going into the haupbahnhof, where there was one of those grids of lights that form letters/words, and crawling across it was:
"Die Schweiz gewinnen 1:0 gegen Spanien."
Or something very close to that.
Then I recalled what Frenchy in the lab had said, and knew the next morning would have some entertainment at his expense.

Then I got back, and all the Spaniards were pouting, I just find it hilarious.

The US-Britain game got some laughs too.

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By Holger
#192270
Erik, you're starting to mix German into your postings. Thought I'd let you know that people soon might not understand you here. :lol:
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By Darbbb
#192290
Robert Green nows says there is something wrong with the balls made by Adidas. Yeah, good plan....blame the ball..... :crazy:
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By Jason
#192305
i went to yardhouse and did catch the goal the Swiss scored on the spainards


wasn't the prettiest goal ive ever seen, but a goal is a goal
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By andyh
#192323
Erik Boehm wrote:First, The Brits can't even beat team USA.
Second, Team USA can't even beat the Brits :wink:
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By HGXC
#192326
This sport suffers from a seriously lack of scoring. And BTW the Brits had to be the slowest team I have seen so far. Everyone talked about there skill levels and cried about the bad ball and all that but really the US team out ran them.

I prefer South American teams in soccer. Quicker better ball handling, more athletic overall.

Back to my Yankees :mrgreen:

Dennis
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By Erik Boehm
#192782
Holger wrote:Erik, you're starting to mix German into your postings. Thought I'd let you know that people soon might not understand you here. :lol:
Aber, du kannst, nicht wahr?

I think people can guess that gewinnen = win, if it is accompanied by a score and two easily guessable names of teams/countries - ie Spanien and Schweiz

Also, I think "Achtung" is fairly well known as well- and clear in the context.

And Hauptbahnhof - well I suppose "Main Train Station" is the literal translation, but it doesn't do it justice, so I just use the German word.
Its not just a train station, its like a n underground shopping mall, information center, its the main hub of the city, or the heart of the city.
Its got a museum - well I guess the museum is just adjacent to it, but you can walk straight from the station to the museum without crossing a street (actually, you'd cross under the street).
Its not just a train station, but the center of the bus+tram network as well.
Its got a large area where they sometimes have indoor sporting events (like exhibition volleyball matches or some other BS), food stands/bazaars, etc

The Haupbahnhof, is very different from the other Bahnhofs (which are simply train stations/stops).
I can't think of a good english word for it, because we have nothing like it in the US.
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By HGXC
#192792
Erik Boehm wrote:
Holger wrote:Erik, you're starting to mix German into your postings. Thought I'd let you know that people soon might not understand you here. :lol:
Aber, du kannst, nicht wahr?

I think people can guess that gewinnen = win, if it is accompanied by a score and two easily guessable names of teams/countries - ie Spanien and Schweiz

Also, I think "Achtung" is fairly well known as well- and clear in the context.

And Hauptbahnhof - well I suppose "Main Train Station" is the literal translation, but it doesn't do it justice, so I just use the German word.
Its not just a train station, its like a n underground shopping mall, information center, its the main hub of the city, or the heart of the city.
Its got a museum - well I guess the museum is just adjacent to it, but you can walk straight from the station to the museum without crossing a street (actually, you'd cross under the street).
Its not just a train station, but the center of the bus+tram network as well.
Its got a large area where they sometimes have indoor sporting events (like exhibition volleyball matches or some other BS), food stands/bazaars, etc

The Haupbahnhof, is very different from the other Bahnhofs (which are simply train stations/stops).
I can't think of a good english word for it, because we have nothing like it in the US.

Grand Central?

Dennis
By darkcloud
#192797
andyh wrote:
Erik Boehm wrote:First, The Brits can't even beat team USA.
Second, Team USA can't even beat the Brits :wink:
Thirdly, not even the players on team USA considered the possibility of beating England. That tie must have hurt bad. Really bad. :wink: :wink:
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By axo
#192810
BTW.. i vote number 4th from left to right :lol:
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By Erik Boehm
#192839
HGXC wrote:Grand Central?
Perhaps, I'm not familiar with New York.
I can say I haven't seen anything like Haupbahnhofs in California.
The BART stations are nothing like them.
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By HGXC
#192844
Erik Boehm wrote:
HGXC wrote:Grand Central?
Perhaps, I'm not familiar with New York.
I can say I haven't seen anything like Haupbahnhofs in California.
The BART stations are nothing like them.
There are no cities west of Chicago and nothing like NYC. Check it out sometime. On any given weekend your choice of 25+ broadway plays, jazz clubs and yes Grand Central. Google it.

Dennis
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By knumbknuts
#192859
HGXC wrote:
Erik Boehm wrote:
HGXC wrote:Grand Central?
Perhaps, I'm not familiar with New York.
I can say I haven't seen anything like Haupbahnhofs in California.
The BART stations are nothing like them.
There are no cities west of Chicago and nothing like NYC. Check it out sometime. On any given weekend your choice of 25+ broadway plays, jazz clubs and yes Grand Central. Google it.

Dennis
I will give Chicago credit for carrying the entire timezone on its shoulders.

That having been said, having lived in a lot of interesting places: Pensacola, Honolulu, Leningrad, Buenos Aires (yea I was young), Honolulu, Melbourne (not the one in Florida), Helena, San Francisco, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Virginia Beach, and now Carlsbad...

San Francisco is a hell of a great city. Unless Chicago has a legion of horny, hot, female midgets with squirt guns full of Stoli martinis, I wouldn't trade a half dozen Chicagos for one San Francisco, even given the type of squirting midget they have there. NYC isn't even worth mention. Take out Broadway and it's just plain nasty with bad food.

And North San Diego County is the best place I've found to live with a family (throw Fresno, Davis, Irvine, San Bernardino, and Milton (FL), and Temecula on to places I've lived for comparison sake on that one).

And, in sum, but for my hang gliding brethren, I am perfectly content with East Coasties thinking they are pulling one over on us out here where the weather is perfect and the women weigh less than the men.
By fast
#193828
Ghana did one hell of a job beating the USA yesterday....sad for the US though.
By Rcpilot
#193831
That's 5 , OK everybody check the classifieds. :mrgreen:
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By Holger
#194115
Erik Boehm wrote:
Holger wrote:Erik, you're starting to mix German into your postings. Thought I'd let you know that people soon might not understand you here. :lol:
Aber, du kannst, nicht wahr?
Yes, Erik, your German is getting pretty good it seems - and I was just having fun. BTW, the London main train station is comparable with your Hauptbahnhof, and they call it Central Station.... If you like those, don't miss them in the Eastern European countries!
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