Re[2]: The Kennedy Faux Pas [Ref:C189850]

Subject: Re[2]: The Kennedy Faux Pas [Ref:C189850]
From: Geoff -dot- King -at- NA -dot- NWMARKETS -dot- COM
Date: Fri, 9 May 1997 16:08:21 +0100

Comments: To: "Huber, Mike" <mrhuber -at- SOFTWARE -dot- ROCKWELL -dot- COM>

If a man was from Berlin, he would say: Ich bin Berliner.
If a woman was from Berlin, she would say: Ich bin Berlinerin.

I'm not sure what "ein Berliner" means! :-/

In the nearly two years that I lived in Berlin, one would hear both the
colloquial (Ich bin Berliner/Berlinerin) AND the formally correct (Ich bin ein
Berliner/eine Berlinerin). Which is to say: "Ich bin ein Berliner" makes
perfectly good German sense (regardless of how it relates to jelly or condoms).
geoff -dot- king -at- nwmarkets -dot- com

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