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germans: ok, so our country is called Deutschland

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germans: ok, so our country is called Deutschland
the french: got it. the country of Allemagne
germans: ...no? that doesn't even sound like it
the english: oh no, we got it, it's Germany
germans: not even close
the polish: it's Niemcy, right?
germans: how are you each getting it wrong in a completely different way
danes: Tyskland
lithuanians: Vokietija
slovakians: Nemecko
germans: ...
finns: Saksa
germans: you know what? sure. whatever
japanese: Doitsu?
germans: i mean at least you tried
japanese: We wrote it with the character for "alone" (独)
germans: ... What are you implying, Japan?
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toddgrotenhuis
1625 days ago
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Repeat for lots of other nations. Never understood why we don't try harder to call areas by what the people there call it.
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JayM
1625 days ago
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Ha!
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kyleniemeyer
1626 days ago
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apparently the rest of the world is allergic to calling Germany "Deutschland" (or anything like it)
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mareino
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Two more great ones:

Hebrew: So 6,000 years ago this guy named Ashkenaz started walking north. So let's just say he ended up in Berlin.

Navajo: Béésh Bich’ahii Bikéyah -- "Metal Cap-wearer Land."
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kazriko
1626 days ago
From what I learned in History class, the english word comes from the spears used in Deutschland at the time, in old english called "Gers" so Germany is Spearman-land in old english.
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Forever doitsu
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Insanity

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I looked up "insanity" in like 10 different dictionaries and none of them said anything like that. Neither did the DSM-4. But I'll keep looking. Maybe it's in the DSM-5!
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bronzehedwick
1650 days ago
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Haha!
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jimwise
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Tee-hee
tante
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Insanity
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alt_text_bot
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I looked up "insanity" in like 10 different dictionaries and none of them said anything like that. Neither did the DSM-4. But I'll keep looking. Maybe it's in the DSM-5!

By KathrynT in "teasing boyfriend just won't stop" on Ask MeFi

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Dont get me wrong. He can also be very kind and affectionate at times.

I have an eight year old daughter. She has had a persistent problem with a schoolmate who plays rougher than she wants to play -- hitting, pushing, etc. She says "But when he's nice, he's so nice!"

I told her "If I put the most delicious looking milkshake in the world in front of you, and told you 'Drink up! By the way, this milkshake? It has a little bit of poop in it. Just a little! Like. . . one spoonful!' would you drink it?"

"Ew, no!" she said. "Poop is disgusting!"

"What if it was made of really, really good ice cream? Like, the best ice cream you can imagine?"

"No! Bleah!"

"What if it had even LESS than a spoonful of poop? What if it had only one SPECK of poop?"

"No, mom, gross. Even one speck of poop is too much."

"Okay," I said. "Hitting in a friendship is like poop in a milkshake. Even a little bit is too much; there is no amount of it that is OK, and no amount of greatness in the rest of the friendship can make even a tiny bit of hitting OK. I know you have fun sometimes and you want everything to always be great, but this kid's friendship is a poopshake. Don't drink it."

Miranda, it's not just hitting that is poop in a relationship milkshake. This kind of awful, abusive, gaslighting behavior is also poopy. Your relationship with this man is a poopshake, no matter how great some parts of it are. Dump it out.
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Courtney
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Stealing this metaphor, using it foreverrrrr
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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Science Journalism

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Hovertext: Mmmm. Drive.


New comic!
Today's News:

Available now!

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Sword in the Stone

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That seems like an awful lot of hassle when all I wanted was a cool sword.
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satadru
1969 days ago
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Sick burn.
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shelterwithfire
1969 days ago
burned with too hot tea
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That seems like an awful lot of hassle when all I wanted was a cool sword.

A real solution to the deprecated YouTube API

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YouTube, owned by Google, deprecated their v2 APIs on April 20th, 2015, which means that RSS news readers can no longer watch for new videos. What a bummer!

Except it’s not at all a big deal because here at NewsBlur we’re making sure that your videos keep coming in. Previously enterprising users setup hacks and workarounds for the API, which was a somewhat tedious solution as you had to update each feed and prone to breaking in the future.

But there’s good news today because NewsBlur now has a custom-built solution for YouTube videos. All of your existing YouTube RSS feeds are automatically ported over to the new YouTube video fetcher.

And that’s not all. The improved YouTube video fetcher now displays a big embedded video so you can watch the video right in NewsBlur.

To subscribe to new YouTube channels, just enter in the URL of the channel in the Add Site popover.

When Google takes away your tools, NewsBlur builds them better than before.

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sarcozona
1972 days ago
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<3
stavrosg
1974 days ago
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...And this is why I'm subscribed since basically the beginning :D
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jimwise
1974 days ago
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Heh.
jlvanderzwan
1975 days ago
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chattymac
1975 days ago
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Ya same here. Very cool
redheadedfemme
1975 days ago
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How cool! Thank you Samuel.
aaronwe
1975 days ago
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I don't even subscribe to YouTube videos in NewsBlur, but I'm going to now, just because Samuel's so awesome.
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nevergirl
1975 days ago
Ditto! I had no idea this was even a thing.. subscribing immediately!
gazuga
1975 days ago
I subscribe to several, and thought I'd have to delete them all. Now they're not only usable again, they're an improved experience. Down with Google, up with NewsBlur!
levenzhang
1967 days ago
I subscrib
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1965 days ago
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Jashugan
1975 days ago
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You win Newsblur
eldritchconundrum
1975 days ago
Excellent!
Cthulhux
1975 days ago
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InoReader had it before. :p

No, seriously, one more reason to love NewsBlur. Good job!
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lelandpaul
1975 days ago
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Newsblur: The killer app for YouTube, apparently.
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digdoug
1975 days ago
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"When Google takes away your tools, NewsBlur builds them better than before."

Thanks for considering US the customers and not random ad-buying robots.
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Brstrk
1975 days ago
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Now that's how you solve all the things.
AineLindae
1975 days ago
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That's awesome.
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