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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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D-Stone Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist

"Ich bin ein Gelee-Krapfen" is how you say "i am a jelly donut" in german.... "Ich bin ein Berliner" IS how you say "I am a citizen of Berlin" but yes a lot of the people thought the jelly donut part as well and in fact after kennedy said that speach jelly donuts became huge out there :)
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:iconnorthern-leuchte:
Northern-Leuchte Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
X'D
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:iconalexiel-viii:
Alexiel-VIII Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! 
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:iconnorthern-leuchte:
Northern-Leuchte Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
np
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:iconbellamelindarose411:
BellaMelindaRose411 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
:) There are certain moments that just stand out when studying history... this is one of them. :) 
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:iconalexiel-viii:
Alexiel-VIII Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Totally!  Haha!  
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:iconabsolutgermanyfangrl:
AbsolutGermanyFangrl Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks~
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:iconcelestialily:
CelestiaLily Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
... I suddenly have a craving for jelly doughnuts. XD
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:iconalexiel-viii:
Alexiel-VIII Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
haha!
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:iconshiningmidnightstar:
ShiningMidnightStar Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Student Writer
EDDIE IZZARD IS AWESOME, 'NOUGH SAID.
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:iconalexiel-viii:
Alexiel-VIII Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconshiningmidnightstar:
ShiningMidnightStar Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Student Writer
:D
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:iconshapeshiftergirl27:
shapeshiftergirl27 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Eddie Izzard Reference FTW
YEA!
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:iconalexiel-viii:
Alexiel-VIII Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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RantingSmurf Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
Best joke ever, I have to say.
If you were curious a Berliner is /still/ a type of pastry. It's like a doughnut filled with jelly.
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:iconalexiel-viii:
Alexiel-VIII Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha! That's awesome, thanks for letting me know!
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:iconrantingsmurf:
RantingSmurf Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
You're welcome. My culture notes finally came in handy.
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:icon14neko-chan:
14neko-chan Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
lol this is so cute! 0v0
this same thing was writen in my german textbook
(cept not with the hetalia characters of course)
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:iconalexiel-viii:
Alexiel-VIII Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:icon14neko-chan:
14neko-chan Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
np =)
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:iconmilesprower013:
milesprower013 Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
omg...this is so funny, i laughed so hard XD
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:iconalexiel-viii:
Alexiel-VIII Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you liked it! <3
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:iconmilesprower013:
milesprower013 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
i loved it <3
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:iconxxmidybluexx:
XxMidyBluexX Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Student General Artist
HAHAHAA! I think of that everytime i see a picture with Ludwig and Alfred in it XD
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:iconalexiel-viii:
Alexiel-VIII Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
XD Thanks!
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:iconxxmidybluexx:
XxMidyBluexX Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Student General Artist
:D no problem!
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:iconnihonrose:
NihonRose Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
Lol this was funny!
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:iconalexiel-viii:
Alexiel-VIII Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconchild-of-eire:
Child-of-Eire Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
because, of course, germany never jokes. ever.
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:iconalexiel-viii:
Alexiel-VIII Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
XD
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:iconchild-of-eire:
Child-of-Eire Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:bow:
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:iconjoyhorse13:
joyhorse13 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011   General Artist
HHAHAHAHAHA!!!

I wonder if there's footage somewhere of that actual event XD...
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:iconalexiel-viii:
Alexiel-VIII Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, it's everywhere, dear.
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CitrusSkies Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
I read about that before and also from another history buff used to. =D
It just keeps getting funnier.

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Awesome work!
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:iconalexiel-viii:
Alexiel-VIII Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconcitrusskies:
CitrusSkies Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
You're welcome.
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:iconmlleravoux:
MlleRavoux Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
He's America it's slang...He's a doughnut! A doughnut! god I love Eddie Izzard
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:iconalexiel-viii:
Alexiel-VIII Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
XD Eddie Izzard is the best, man.
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BlackCat248 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
8D this made my day! ^-^
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:iconalexiel-viii:
Alexiel-VIII Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Danke~
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NumberoftheBeatz Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
Ouuuh I remember that, some egrmans still refer kennedy as a "Berliner" cause that but when I heard it the first time I thought too "You are a pastry?" ._.
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:iconalexiel-viii:
Alexiel-VIII Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, yeah. He should have fired his translator.
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NumberoftheBeatz Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
ouh well the germans GOT the actually meaning and so I did...as long as it sounds okay we germans understad it xD
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shaLOSTdows Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
oh man, that always gets me laughing!!!
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:iconalexiel-viii:
Alexiel-VIII Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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TackyToast Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
Hahaha! Ooooh, god this is good! What a translator. I love Ludwig's face, too!
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:iconalexiel-viii:
Alexiel-VIII Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha! Thanks!
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TackyToast Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
:D My pleasure !

.. I feel creepy when I say that >.>
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xXneskaXx Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
ahaha. lol. I was waiting for someone to do this xDD You're awesome! :D
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