A Conversation for Germany

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Post 1

Sued

After the re-union of East- and West-Germany, there still remains
the old border, called "Weisswurst-Aequator", separating the south from the north.
Though nobody knows where it runs, Germans take it seriously.
North-Germans are sometimes called "Northern Lights" by South-Germans.
South-Germans are sometimes calles "Southern Cross" by North-Germans.


Germany

Post 2

Cefpret

The "Weißwurst Equator" is probably the borderline of Bavaria, alternatively the river Main. I've never heard "Southern Cross", well except for the stellar constellation of course.


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Post 3

Sued

The river Main may be, more or less.
"Southern star", because North-Germans think, South-Germans to be strikt catholics
and very conservative people.


Germany

Post 4

Sued

The river Main may be, more or less.
"Southern Cross", because North-Germans think, South-Germans to be strikt catholics
and very conservative people.


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Post 5

Cefpret

Yes, but I've really never heard this "Southern Cross". In which region did you hear it?


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Post 6

Sued

In Lower Saxony


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Post 7

Cefpret

Well, okay, but then it's a rather local term. I even didn't find it on the Internet. It's not so important anyway. smiley - smiley


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Post 8

Floh Fortuneswell

Muschelschubser smiley - nahnah
(=> mussel-hustler)


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Post 9

Sued

Yes, it´ s a nickname for people living at the coast
and for naval soldiers. smiley - lighthouse


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Post 10

schaetzelken

I was born in Lower Saxony and lived there for 20 years. I have never heard "Southern Cross". I don't think it's a common term.


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Post 11

Mat

Some southerners refer to Hamburger's or northerners as Fischkopfs or Fish-heads as they live by the sea. I think this is pretty funny as I live in Hamburg.

Being British, I could be called an Inselaffe or Island-Monkey which is even funnier and not actually that offensive! smiley - biggrin


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