Wednesday, 16 November 2005

Ein Anschnauzer

“In diesen Tagen erinnert Europa manchmal an eine alternde Tante, die ihre zittrigen Hände um ihre letzten Juwelen legt, während ein Räuber gerade bei den Nachbarn einbricht. Europa – dein Familienname ist Feigheit.”
(“In these days, Europe is sometimes evocative of an aging aunt, who lays her palsied hands around her last jewels, while a burglar is breaking into her neighbour’s house. Europe – your surname is gutlessness.”)
Mathias Döpfner, “Europa – dein Name ist Feigheit”, Die Welt, 20th November 2004. (H/T: The Last Ditch.)


dearieme said...

And for this purpose, the UK is undoubtedly part of Europe.

The Pedant-General said...

Deogolwulf, I have been having a rough ride with the likes of your devoted reader "Dearieme" proof-reading my posts.

But it is, nonetheless, with a heavy heart that I must say:


Toodle Pip!

Deogolwulf said...

Yikes! Apologies all round.

Akaky said...

however the thief in the night is burgling, I'd say Mathias is onto something there

Akaky said...

I'm sorry, but I was under the impression that an Anschnauzer was a breed of small dog; something has obviously been lost in the translation