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Stecker in Folie mit Siegel

Als wir unseren neuen Haartrockner auspackten, staunte ich nicht schlecht, als mir der in Schrumpffolie eingepackte und mit einem Aufkleber versehene Stecker des Geräts auffiel.

Sollte man das Gerät also spontan zurückgeben wollen, weiß ein eventuell anderer Kunde, dass es noch vollkommen unbenutzt ist. Wie sinnvoll das nun ausgerechnet bei einem Haartrockner ist, weiß ich nicht – aber die Idee ist dennoch ganz nett:

Fundstück in einem Modellbau-Onlineshop

In einem Onlineshop für Modellbau, speziell Modelleisenbahnen, habe ich auch einen kleinen Rauchgenerator / Dampfentwickler entdeckt, mit dem man Dampfloks und brennende Häuser realitätsnah oder zumindest realitätsnäher gestalten kann. Die Dinger gibt es seit Jahrzehnten und sind prinzipiell recht unspektakulär.

Nur die Produktbeschreibung finde ich spitze. :-)


…und das seit fast 50 Jahren:

Erstmal alles zerlegen und auf andere Nutzungsmöglichkeiten untersuchen.

Dearest creature in creation!

Dearest creature in creation,
Study English pronunciation.
I will teach you in my verse
Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse.
I will keep you, Suzy, busy,
Make your head with heat grow dizzy.
Tear in eye, your dress will tear.
So shall I! Oh hear my prayer.

Just compare heart, beard, and heard,
Dies and diet, lord and word,
Sword and sward, retain and Britain.
(Mind the latter, how it's written.)
Now I surely will not plague you
With such words as plaque and ague.
But be careful how you speak:
Say break and steak, but bleak and streak;
Cloven, oven, how and low,
Script, receipt, show, poem, and toe.

Hear me say, devoid of trickery,
Daughter, laughter, and Terpsichore,
Typhoid, measles, topsails, aisles,
Exiles, similes, and reviles;
Scholar, vicar, and cigar,
Solar, mica, war and far;
One, anemone, Balmoral,
Kitchen, lichen, laundry, laurel;
Gertrude, German, wind and mind,
Scene, Melpomene, mankind.

Billet does not rhyme with ballet,
Bouquet, wallet, mallet, chalet.
Blood and flood are not like food,
Nor is mould like should and would.
Viscous, viscount, load and broad,
Toward, to forward, to reward.
And your pronunciation's OK
When you correctly say croquet,
Rounded, wounded, grieve and sieve,
Friend and fiend, alive and live.

Ivy, privy, famous; clamour
And enamour rhyme with hammer.
River, rival, tomb, bomb, comb,
Doll and roll and some and home.
Stranger does not rhyme with anger,
Neither does devour with clangour.
Souls but foul, haunt but aunt,
Font, front, wont, want, grand, and grant,
Shoes, goes, does. Now first say finger,
And then singer, ginger, linger,
Real, zeal, mauve, gauze, gouge and gauge,
Marriage, foliage, mirage, and age.

Query does not rhyme with very,
Nor does fury sound like bury.
Dost, lost, post and doth, cloth, loth.
Job, nob, bosom, transom, oath.
Though the differences seem little,
We say actual but victual.
Refer does not rhyme with deafer.
Foeffer does, and zephyr, heifer.
Mint, pint, senate and sedate;
Dull, bull, and George ate late.
Scenic, Arabic, Pacific,
Science, conscience, scientific.

Liberty, library, heave and heaven,
Rachel, ache, moustache, eleven.
We say hallowed, but allowed,
People, leopard, towed, but vowed.
Mark the differences, moreover,
Between mover, cover, clover;
Leeches, breeches, wise, precise,
Chalice, but police and lice;
Camel, constable, unstable,
Principle, disciple, label.

Petal, panel, and canal,
Wait, surprise, plait, promise, pal.
Worm and storm, chaise, chaos, chair,
Senator, spectator, mayor.
Tour, but our and succour, four.
Gas, alas, and Arkansas.
Sea, idea, Korea, area,
Psalm, Maria, but malaria.
Youth, south, southern, cleanse and clean.
Doctrine, turpentine, marine.

Compare alien with Italian,
Dandelion and battalion.
Sally with ally, yea, ye,
Eye, I, ay, aye, whey, and key.
Say aver, but ever, fever,
Neither, leisure, skein, deceiver.
Heron, granary, canary.
Crevice and device and aerie.

Face, but preface, not efface.
Phlegm, phlegmatic, ass, glass, bass.
Large, but target, gin, give, verging,
Ought, out, joust and scour, scourging.
Ear, but earn and wear and tear
Do not rhyme with here but ere.
Seven is right, but so is even,
Hyphen, roughen, nephew Stephen,
Monkey, donkey, Turk and jerk,
Ask, grasp, wasp, and cork and work.

Pronunciation -- think of Psyche!
Is a paling stout and spikey?
Won't it make you lose your wits,
Writing groats and saying grits?
It's a dark abyss or tunnel:
Strewn with stones, stowed, solace, gunwale,
Islington and Isle of Wight,
Housewife, verdict and indict.

Finally, which rhymes with enough --
Though, through, plough, or dough, or cough?
Hiccough has the sound of cup.
My advice is to give up!!!

(Da kommt sogar das "Anhören"-Tool vom Google Translator ins Schwitzen. ;-) )


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During WWII three spies, one German, one Japanese, and one Italian are captured by the British. They drag the German off and torture him until he gives up his secrets, it takes three days. Next, they drag off the Japanese spy, and it takes them six days to get him to talk. Finally they take the Italian away. One week. Two weeks. Three weeks and they can't get him to talk! Finally they put him back with the other prisoners. Amazed, the German and Japanese spies ask how he could possibly stay silent so long! The Italian replies, "How could I talk with my hands tied behind my back?!"


Ich liebe das Wort "umfahren".

Ich meine, stellt euch folgenden Satz während einer Fahrstunde vor: "Bitte die Gruppe Fußgänger umfahren."