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RandySavage
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Kinda funny story- Mario Gomez


So I work at an elementary school and we got a 2nd grader from Germany that just moved to our school today. The kid speaks almost no English and was crying and really upset this morning about the whole situation...

Anyway, I was trying to talk to him as best I could and asking him if he liked soccer which was the first thing I said he seemed to understand. I just started running through the list of German soccer players I knew...

Mesut Ozil, Lukas Podolski, Miroslav Klose, Manuel Neuer, Mario Gotze, Bastian Schweinsteiger blah blah blah, the whole time he is just starting at me kinda nodding.

I get to Mario Gomez and the kid stops me and says "Mario Gomez, Mario Gomez" and I can see he's trying to get something out but he's not really sure what to say then all the sudden he busts out with "Mario Gomez a potato stick" and starts cracking up laughing and walks off.

Due to my disdain for Gomez and my thoughts he is indeed a "potato stick" I was rolling.

Is potato stick some weird German insult I don't know or does Gomez's schnozzy donkeyness just transcend all language barriers?







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Dandy Lion
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Randy, thanks for the uplifting Tuesday humor snippet! It made me laugh.

´potato stick´?






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joey barton
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I don't know what's more surprising to me: the insult or that you have the IRL disposition required to work at an elementary school





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Dandy Lion
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I don't know what's more surprising to me: the insult or that you have the IRL disposition required to work at an elementary school

I´m perplexed.



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etm512
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Clearly this board gets all of his frustration afterwards
Jk. Potato stick. Added to list of insults to be used.






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rockchlkjayhku11
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i bet that kid's potato stick moved a bit when you said gotze





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RandySavage
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I don't know what's more surprising to me: the insult or that you have the IRL disposition required to work at an elementary school


Somebody has to teach these kids to grow up to be sporting women and men. If only I could reach every kid the Suarez's, Alves's, Busquets's, Vertonghen's, Muller's, Ribery's, Young's wouldn't exist.

If only...






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cwil177
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Google result for potato stick:


What I think he might be referring to though is the old German WWII era grenades that were referred to as potato sticks. Maybe it's a sort of slang/idiom?






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RandySavage
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I don't know but that thing looks delicious and I am still highly amused that his kid knows virtually nothing about the English language but can still insult Mario Gomez in it.





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Dandy Lion
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What I think he might be referring to though is the old German WWII era grenades that were referred to as potato sticks. Maybe it's a sort of slang/idiom?
Probably. It´s like the word ´crack´for a good player, which is universal.

A bad player in Spanish is called a ´paquete´or package. Which is also slang for your genitalia.

I could see potato stick being the equivalent for German fans.



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cwil177
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Crack is universal?





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Crack is universal?

Spanish and Portuguese.






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Tweezy
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Maybe it has to do with him being one dimensional or something, I always call him a lamp post. Just roaming around looking to use his head or stick a foot out. Gomez is really polarizing, the women love him and the men are not exactly split (more probably hate him than love him.) he handled himself really well last year and this summer. He had a bit of sour luck at Bayern since he was brought in then Jupp came and he was not the player Jupp had chosen to be his striker so he was always a bit on the outside. Apparently he and Bastian had a little falling out bc Mario cheated on his girl friend who is Sarah Brandners BFF and he said some ugly things to her and Basti saw that Mario was for sure on the way out this summer.

I used to really hate him, but he's much better now that he doesn't play for my squad.






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itawambadog
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I need to find one of these potato sticks or learn how to make it because it looks pretty good.





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StraightCashHomey21
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hate for mario gomez nooooooooooooooo

people fricking despise him here. When i was at the Germany friendly and they took Klose off for Gomez the crowd got pissed. Booing whistles lots of Gomez is shite yelling in german

just asked my gf and shes like wtf, so i guess thats all the kid could muster up



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farmhands
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Possibly in broken English: potato stick = piece of shite





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RandySavage
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Yea I don't think it had any particular significance, though the speculation has been interesting. I think it was just all he could come up with, I'm just not sure how "potato stick" became one of the first English phrases he learned.





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