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Swabia ponder stibbons - 22/04/2004 07:51:06 AM

Great, now you're just ruining my image of Germany!
Changing it to the better, I hope?!?

Where about's in Germany is that?
In the south of Germany, but west of Bavaria, around Stuttgart. English and Scottish football fans should know this town from this year's CL.
We inhabit the eastern half of the state Baden-Wuerttemberg (i.e. Wuerttemberg, Baden being the western half) plus a part in the west of the state that is called Bavaria (but not only inhabitet by Bavarians obviously).
Common cliches about Swabians are that they are stingy (a north German colleague of mine once uttered that Swabia must have been founded by Scotsmen being banned from their homes for exaggerated closefistedness) and inventive. Gottlieb Daimler, Albert Einstein and Hans Klein being evidence of the latter.


I'll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there's evidence of any thinking going on inside it.
(Terry Pratchett)




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