Young Britons think Germany is uncool......and so do we!

Are Germans are uncool?

  • Yes, they are arrogant robotic morons with no sense of humour and should be reminded of 1966 and ze

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  • No they are ubercool and the centre of european culture.....Jah right

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Thu 29 July, 2004

BERLIN (Reuters) - Attempts to persuade young Britons that Germany is cool have made little progress, and many still associate the country with Adolf Hitler, beer and football, a survey shows.

The Goethe Institute, which promotes German culture abroad, launched a campaign last year to promote Germany, using grooving ravers at Berlin's Love Parade and model Claudia Schiffer encouraging Britons to learn the language.

But a survey of young Germans and Britons by the institute and the British Council, which publicises British culture, showed it will take more than that to shift British prejudices.

Germans saw Britain as modern and multi-cultural but Britons labelled Germany "uncool", said the Goethe Institute's Klaus Krischok, attributing the contrast to cultural differences.

"Germany lacks the culture of celebrities that Britain has. The British are proud of their music and film stars, who promote the national image abroad, but Germany is associated with cars and beer, or at worst its Nazi past," Krischok said on Tuesday.

He blamed the British media for spreading stereotypes of football defeats and World War Two.

Only 22 percent of Britons surveyed spoke any German, but 97 percent of German participants knew English.

Now there's a thing! :twisted:

Don't mention ze war or 1966...........Basil Fawlty was right! We dont like the boring sausage sucking boxheads :roll:

They even have their own crazy website to try and make us laugh ja?

:cry: Those crazy cnuts! :wink:
The leather SS Peaked hat is certainly popular amongst the Gay fraternity, similarly with the leather trench coat and leiderhosen.
You were doing fine until you mentioned 1966!!!!
"To us zee toilet iz a functional und mundain item, to you it iz zee basis of an entire culture" :lol:

They're not a bad lot but their sense of humour is...well...'different'. I think Clarkson did a nice program on them a few years back :wink:
Well, if you can define "cool" as mullet haircuts, white polo-shirts tucked into stone-washed jeans, negative belt, then I guess they are cool. :D


Not so sure about the Germans, but the LOA, petrol at 30p a litre, and tax free booze is VERY cool

Mr Happy

Living here for 3 years I'd never describe Germans as cool, but the country is a great place to live and that's because of the people soooooo You work it out!

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