Italian anyone?

I had written this down in my notepad to share with you guys, but forgot. It might not be timely then, but it still is funny. The Italian Olympic 2-man luge (downhill sliding on ice) team was comprised of Mr. Plankensteiner and Mr. Haselreider. I’m not much of an Italian speaker myself, unless you count “What-ta good-a pasta, like-a my mamma make-a” (I know. Uncanny.), but surely those names are more Teutonic than Schnitzels und Lederhosen.

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  1. I dunno about Teutonic (what does that even mean?!); they have more of a pornographic ring, if you ask me!

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  2. ah.. looks like a case of good ol’ austro-german expansionism. you should report ’em

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  3. Ioannis

     /  2 March, 2006

    I’m quite happy for the Olympics to have less of a national flavour. I’d prefer them to be Unicef vs. Oxfam or something. Now it’s Nike vs. Reebok. Obviously, Nike is better.

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  4. I like the fact that Madagascar had a guy competing in the downhill ski slalom. When’s Dubai gonna join?

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  5. Oh, Teutonic = of or pertaining to the Teutons. 🙂 I hope that’s cleared it up.

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  6. Ah, you’re referring to the Ancient Germans? Why didn’t you just say so!!

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