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Time for a German Joke by Alexiel-VIII Time for a German Joke by Alexiel-VIII
Just a stupid sketch that I wanted to show you guys. XD

American President Kennedy famously said, "All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin, and, therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words 'Ich bin ein Berliner!" to a crowd of Germans while speaking of the plight surrounding the Berlin wall.

He had wanted to make an impact, and asked his German translator how to simply say 'I am a citizen of Berlin!"

What the President REALLY said was "I am a Jelly Doughnut!"

You see, in Deutsch, when announcing your profession, or your affiliation, you need simply say "Ich bin Berliner", or "Ich bin Künstler" (I am an Artist). And at the time, a berliner was a local pastry.

But the Germans in the crowd understood what he really meant, and he was met with roaring applause.

Germany/Ludwig, however... doesn't get the joke. XD
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:iconnorthern-leuchte:
Northern-Leuchte Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
X'D
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:iconalexiel-viii:
Alexiel-VIII Jan 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! 
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:iconnorthern-leuchte:
Northern-Leuchte Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
np
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:iconbellamelindarose411:
:) There are certain moments that just stand out when studying history... this is one of them. :) 
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:iconalexiel-viii:
Alexiel-VIII Jan 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Totally!  Haha!  
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:iconabsolutgermanyfangrl:
AbsolutGermanyFangrl Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
poor Germany


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I'm a supporter of Germany x Berlin. Problem? :icontrollfaceplz:

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There's a million ways to hush my voice
And a million knives to kill my thoughts
Maybe I'm all that you fear
I'm a stargazer
My eyes see differently

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❒ Single
❒ Taken
✓ Mentally living with characters that don't even exist (Germany & Prussia)
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:iconalexiel-viii:
Alexiel-VIII Mar 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks~
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:iconcelestialily:
... I suddenly have a craving for jelly doughnuts. XD
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:iconalexiel-viii:
Alexiel-VIII Nov 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
haha!
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:iconshiningmidnightstar:
EDDIE IZZARD IS AWESOME, 'NOUGH SAID.
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