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LoftyDog
10-11-2006, 12:43 AM
...the way I tell people my last name is pronounced. Its German and my family Americanized it because of the racism that was going on against Germans during WWII. I kinda want to go back to saying it the German way, for no real reason, I just want to. Do you think its a stupid, pointless thing to do?

leff
10-11-2006, 08:58 AM
...the way I tell people my last name is pronounced. Its German and my family Americanized it because of the racism that was going on against Germans during WWII. I kinda want to go back to saying it the German way, for no real reason, I just want to. Do you think its a stupid, pointless thing to do?

no not at all, you should be proud off where you come from......what is your last name by the way?

Southpaw Stinger
10-11-2006, 10:17 AM
As long as it's not Hitler, go ahead!

King Koyle
10-11-2006, 12:28 PM
...the way I tell people my last name is pronounced. Its German and my family Americanized it because of the racism that was going on against Germans during WWII. I kinda want to go back to saying it the German way, for no real reason, I just want to. Do you think its a stupid, pointless thing to do?

I don't think that it's stupid or pointless.Go for it,man!

LoftyDog
10-11-2006, 01:13 PM
no not at all, you should be proud off where you come from......what is your last name by the way?

Friedel, like the goalkeeper on the German team...everyone in my family says it fry-dell now.

The Noose
10-11-2006, 02:22 PM
That reminds me of Young Frankenstien the movie.
Frankensteen!

Anyway, definatly go back do it old school.
My surname is Lissenburg. Not sure whether its dutch or German.
We pronounce it as its read. Listen-berg.

LIU KANG
10-26-2006, 12:09 PM
...the way I tell people my last name is pronounced. Its German and my family Americanized it because of the racism that was going on against Germans during WWII. I kinda want to go back to saying it the German way, for no real reason, I just want to. Do you think its a stupid, pointless thing to do?
why exactly do you want to do it? I mean you say no real reason, but there's got to be a reason you want to say it a different way. Also what would it sound like the german way?

K-DOGG
10-26-2006, 12:16 PM
...the way I tell people my last name is pronounced. Its German and my family Americanized it because of the racism that was going on against Germans during WWII. I kinda want to go back to saying it the German way, for no real reason, I just want to. Do you think its a stupid, pointless thing to do?


It's your heritage, embrace it.

LoftyDog
10-26-2006, 12:25 PM
The German way to say it would be Freedl (if that doesn't explain it try this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeuDYtzY5pM). What got me thinking about it was in a German lit. class I'm taking the professor was handing back papers and he called my name he said it the German way and then asked how I say it. That just got me thinking about it, I figure my family changed b/c of racism, but I'm not gonna deal with any of that today, so why not change back. I guess its a way to get back to my heritage a little more. Hopefully that makes sence.

LIU KANG
10-26-2006, 01:45 PM
The German way to say it would be Freedl (if that doesn't explain it try this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeuDYtzY5pM). What got me thinking about it was in a German lit. class I'm taking the professor was handing back papers and he called my name he said it the German way and then asked how I say it. That just got me thinking about it, I figure my family changed b/c of racism, but I'm not gonna deal with any of that today, so why not change back. I guess its a way to get back to my heritage a little more. Hopefully that makes sence.
"The url contained a malformed video id" <is what it said

anyways, I do understand that. There are still some prejudices against germans as with all races... putting up with "nazi" comments. Really the reason when asked my heritage I say only one part of mine the irish-scot. But my mom's side is German, Dutch, and Polish. But I totally get the being proud of your hertiage. My kids are mexican-american, even though they don't tend to look hispanic, I always put it down as their race. I want them to be proud of their daddy's side.

LoftyDog
10-26-2006, 03:59 PM
"The url contained a malformed video id" <is what it said

anyways, I do understand that. There are still some prejudices against germans as with all races... putting up with "nazi" comments. Really the reason when asked my heritage I say only one part of mine the irish-scot. But my mom's side is German, Dutch, and Polish. But I totally get the being proud of your hertiage. My kids are mexican-american, even though they don't tend to look hispanic, I always put it down as their race. I want them to be proud of their daddy's side.

Thats a pretty big mix. I'm mosly Italian, but also Swedish and Norwegian. I guess I can identify more with my Italian side b/c I took Italian in high school. I'm just curious, are your kids growing up to be bilingual? I'm wondering b/c my girlfriend is Puerto Rican and Columbian and she doesn't speak Spanish, and a lot of Spanish people make fun of her for not speaking it.

LIU KANG
10-26-2006, 04:03 PM
Thats a pretty big mix. I'm mosly Italian, but also Swedish and Norwegian. I guess I can identify more with my Italian side b/c I took Italian in high school. I'm just curious, are your kids growing up to be bilingual? I'm wondering b/c my girlfriend is Puerto Rican and Columbian and she doesn't speak Spanish, and a lot of Spanish people make fun of her for not speaking it.
you only looked italian in high school? :?!: :p

Yes they are, right now my son (2 years old) probably speaks the most. lol That's sad, but I speak more fluent now then I did with my other 2. They do know a lot of stuff though. My husband says it's more important for them to know english. I guess it's because english is his 2nd language.

LoftyDog
10-26-2006, 04:17 PM
you only looked italian in high school? :?!: :p

Yes they are, right now my son (2 years old) probably speaks the most. lol That's sad, but I speak more fluent now then I did with my other 2. They do know a lot of stuff though. My husband says it's more important for them to know english. I guess it's because english is his 2nd language.

Took Italian, for 4 years and I should speak it better than I do. I wish I was bilingual though, especilly in Spanish. I could see where your husband is coming from, saying English is more important, but if they're fluent in both than thats better.

LIU KANG
10-26-2006, 08:32 PM
Took Italian, for 4 years and I should speak it better than I do. I wish I was bilingual though, especilly in Spanish. I could see where your husband is coming from, saying English is more important, but if they're fluent in both than thats better.
:o opps..I've been doing that lately seeing something that's not there..lol Yea he says they will learn, being that they are always around people who speak spanish. Hopefully so....

MANGLER
04-02-2010, 02:05 AM
...the way I tell people my last name is pronounced. Its German and my family Americanized it because of the racism that was going on against Germans during WWII. I kinda want to go back to saying it the German way, for no real reason, I just want to. Do you think its a stupid, pointless thing to do?

Hope you did it.

Pride is real ****.

Hi-Dro
04-02-2010, 11:34 AM
Hope you did it.

Pride is real ****.

:oh::lurk: