D users in Munich, Rome, Venice, or Frankfurt?

Paul D. Anderson paul.d.removethis.anderson at comcast.andthis.net
Tue May 12 09:32:01 PDT 2009

Trass3r Wrote:

> Georg Wrede schrieb:
> >> :D good old cliches.
> >> but well you're right. we simply got the best beer in the world ;)
> >> Though it's "das WC".
> > 
> > That's a toilet for pets. Der WC is men's room, die WC is the powder room.
> > 
> Nope. There's no differentiation.
> But "die Toilette" or "das Klo" is more common anyway.

Aren't languages wonderful? Here's a language that goes to all the trouble to have gender-specific articles and doesn't use them for restrooms!!

(Yes, I know "gender" in a language doesn't necessarily corellate with "gender" anatomically. And I'm not suggesting Engllish is any more logical than the rest. A good read on the subject is George Lakoff's "Women, Fire and Dangerous Things".)

And, BTW, if we're discussing changes to the newsgroup structure, it might make sense to have an "off-topic" newsgroup for these kinds of discussions.


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