12 TYPICAL GERMAN: Why it's hip to be square
12 TYPICAL GERMAN

Why it's hip to be square

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Even garden gnomes no longer serve as a symbol of squareness - the "Amélie" movie has substantially enhanced their image.
Even garden gnomes no longer serve as a symbol of squareness - the "Amélie" movie has substantially enhanced their image.

If you happen to meet people wearing socks inside their sandals they will very likely be Germans. Brits may be famous for lining up politely in proper queues, the French score with a funny accent and the art of savoir vivre - but the Germans only have some rather unappealing virtues left - dependability, precision and a petit-bourgeois attitude. As a matter of fact, though, foreigners very much like to copy German quirks as they come.

If you happen to meet people wearing socks inside their sandals they will very likely be Germans. Brits may be famous for lining up politely in prope

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