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Old Jan 21st 2019, 11:11 am
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Scot, I think you need some sun. Is spending the winter abroad an option?
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Old Jan 26th 2019, 6:00 pm
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i had 2 weeks in Portugal. Flight delay on return journey means I will be PAID for going there ! Compo is 400 Eutroes. I stayed with family My flight cost me 25 Euros !
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Old Jan 27th 2019, 4:28 am
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Spoken like a true Scot.
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Old Jan 27th 2019, 12:24 pm
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Thank God I am not a profligate Anglo ! As Martin Luther said "Wer den Pfennic nicht ehrt, is des Thalers nich wehrt !"

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Thank God I am not a profligate Anglo ! As Martin Luther said "Wer den Pfennic nicht ehrt, is des Thalers nich wehrt !"

That's the second quote in German you've made. What part of Scotland are you from? We have lots of relatives and friends in Scotland and spend lots of time there but not come across any German speakers yet.
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I grew up with my parents saying that expression to me (perhaps a lot of us did] but not in German. Scot47 please correct me if I am wrong here “Take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves.”
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I grew up with my parents saying that expression to me (perhaps a lot of us did] but not in German. Scot47 please correct me if I am wrong here “Take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves.”
yes, a very common expression where I grew up in the NE of England, but I certainly would not have guessed that from the German quotation.
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yes, a very common expression where I grew up in the NE of England, but I certainly would not have guessed that from the German quotation.
My dad use to use that phrase quite often (it must be quite common in the North)..he retired at an early age and had a lovely long retirement..it worked for him lol.
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Like Thomas Carlyle I regard fluency in German as the mark of a sound education.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Carlyle
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Planning a trip to Plymouth as guest of people who were colleagues and neighbours when I taught in rural Zambia in the 1970s. Then "a la recherche du Temps Perdu", returning to Berlin for a week, using my EHIC before the mad Brexiteers drag us out of the EU
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Planning a trip to Plymouth as guest of people who were colleagues and neighbours when I taught in rural Zambia in the 1970s. Then "a la recherche du Temps Perdu", returning to Berlin for a week, using my EHIC before the mad Brexiteers drag us out of the EU
Sounds really rather good all round.

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