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LSUMJ
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at end of halftime, the scoreboard over the field at Schalke said


"lets go Schalke"
in english

why?







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TN Bhoy
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re: at end of halftime, the scoreboard over the field at Schalke said


Afro-Germericans





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rdw1690
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re: at end of halftime, the scoreboard over the field at Schalke said


Cause nobody understands German.





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LSUSOBEAST1
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re: at end of halftime, the scoreboard over the field at Schalke said


Because everyone in Germany speaks English





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WarSlamEagle
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re: at end of halftime, the scoreboard over the field at Schalke said


'Cause Jesus spoke English. #merica





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McRebel42
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re: at end of halftime, the scoreboard over the field at Schalke said


this is so germans





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TheIrishFro
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re: at end of halftime, the scoreboard over the field at Schalke said


quote:

in english


you must mean american






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Dandy Lion
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re: at end of halftime, the scoreboard over the field at Schalke said


quote:

"lets go Schalke"
in english

why?

This is very typical in Europe, Western European Union Europe. Except for France.






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cwil177
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re: at end of halftime, the scoreboard over the field at Schalke said


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This is very typical in Europe, Western European Union Europe. Except for France.

I can verify this.






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StraightCashHomey21
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re: at end of halftime, the scoreboard over the field at Schalke said


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I can verify this






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BayouBengal
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re: at end of halftime, the scoreboard over the field at Schalke said


quote:

"lets go Schalke"
in english

why?


Germans often do this. They'll even say "Happy Birthday" in English instead of translating sometimes. Perhaps they like the cadence of the crowd chanting "Let's go Schalke" in English as opposed to "Gehen wir Schalke"






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Tweezy
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re: at end of halftime, the scoreboard over the field at Schalke said


germans are notorious for having long ridiculous words and have actually started adopting some english phrases for short. my german professor was not too happy about this, but she was probably 60, so maybe it's different with the younger generation.

one example she used to give all the time was, before the mid 2000's germany used to have 2 week closing sales after summer and winter, they used to be called "sommerschlussverkauf" and "winterschlussverkauf," now they go by simply summersale and wintersale. also, i say before the mid 2000's, because they can now have close out sales whenever, stores typically have winter sales at this time anyway, and call it as such.

like someone already mentioned happy birthday is a common saying in germany also. dont know how they chose which phrases to swap.

i'm sure straightcash can verify and add to this as well






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Jumbeauxlaya
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re: at end of halftime, the scoreboard over the field at Schalke said


Well it makes sense when something like 70% of the population can speak english on a passably conversational level.





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joey barton
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re: at end of halftime, the scoreboard over the field at Schalke said


Germans love English loanwords





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Jumbeauxlaya
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re: at end of halftime, the scoreboard over the field at Schalke said




I'm happy we could help them out with that deficiency in their language, they can feel free to borrow our shitstorm anytime.






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BayouBengal
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re: at end of halftime, the scoreboard over the field at Schalke said


Also consider their wide variety of words that describe human excrement.





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Dandy Lion
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re: at end of halftime, the scoreboard over the field at Schalke said


English is to a European, what Spanish is to an American.





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