Lilli Marleen

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As you might see soon, english is not my mothertongue. And since english speaking people are used to others stumble around in their language, I hope I don't make too much of an idiot of myself here. So - my deepest apologies adressed to the English Language for not worshipping her better.

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Blogs I like:
Arons Israel Peace Weblog
Daddy, Papa & Me
ectophensis
The Lefty Directory
view from the back window of my pickup truck
Hi, I'm black!
Eschaton
Papa Scott
A Fistful Of Euros
The Russian Dilettante
Little Yellow Different


German Blogs I read:

ap-project
Lyssas Lounge
London Leben
industrial-technology and witchcraft
Anke Groener
Almost a Diary
Denkmetho.de
l.o.g
lawblog
Beruf Terrorist
blog.nrwspd.de


Other links:
Social Democrats in Germany
Die Zeit
(a german newspaper)
Spiegel
(the german magazine)
Underground
Internet Ancient History Sourcebook
Roots of English Dictionary
Rautavistische Universitaet


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Dienstag, April 22, 2003
 
Hamburg
A well known international animal rights group has offered money for schools (in form of vegetable-petties) if the city of Hamburg, New York, will be renamed into Veggieburg. Actually that's what Zogbyblog reports with a link to a Buffalo newspaper. So maybe some people will be surprized that Hamburg NY is named after the german city Hamburg. It's one of the three biggest german cities and should be about 1000 years old (don't argue for one or more centuries, it's just to make clear that it's really old to US standards). Its name surely has absolutely nothing to do with Ham or burgers. Its name comes from the first in 832 mentioned "Hammaburg", "Burg" means Castle and "Hamma" could mean something like "restrained" or "obstacle" in thge ground like a hill or something like that. If you're interested in the Hamburg history, you can find much stuff about it here, but you have to use your babelfish or other translating tool. Or if you want to know something about the actual city, you'll get it here. That's an english link. Hamburg has something in common with any american citie - it never belonged to the roman empire. Hamburg was one of the big stations, people went on the ships to emigrate to the USA. So many of the european imigrants knew Hamburg. So we think it's pretty funny, that something which is perceived as the typical american food is named after a german city. But who knows, maybe they'll rename it into freedom-burger or something like that, now?