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September 18 2012 German Culture Newsletter

It is that time of year again, so this week's article is:


It's called "Oktoberfest", although most of it takes place in September, an angel on hiatus from heaven attends every year, once it was opened by a Mayor shouting "I'zapt os" instead of "O'zapft is", (it's tapped), and that was before any beer was consumed. Here are some Oktoberfest Fun Facts.

And for the "real story" behind the Oktoberfest:

The Word This Week is something anyone who is thinking of throwing their top garments onto "Aloisius the Angel", all about him in the article, might have............but most do not I would think.

WASCHBRETTBAUCH - known in English as a six-pack.

It comes from an old-fashioned "Waschbrett" - the flat washing board with wooden slats which dirty clothes used to be rubbed on, before the advent of washing machines and detergent etc. covers a broad range of topics, and it has a forum:

So if there is anything you would like to see or if you have any questions or comments then please feel free to get in touch, either in the forum or via email.

Francine McKenna,
German Culture Editor

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