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Discovering Germany on a Year Abroad: Are the Stereotypes True or False?

Rachel Hosie | Posted 15.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Rachel Hosie

Isn't it funny how every language, country and nationality has a reputation, and more often than not, said reputation really is true? Apparently, the French are romantic wine-drinkers, the Italians are sensual pasta-fanatics, the Spanish are laid-back party-goers, and the Germans... Well, most people think Germans are just sensible sausage-eaters.

Causing A Sh*tstorm

Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK

The English word 'shitstorm' has entered the German equivalent of the Oxford English Dictionary. The use of the expletive in the European country i...

Action Needed on Modern Languages

Neil Jeffery | Posted 18.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Neil Jeffery

Beneath all the traditional media publicity and right-wing outcry about public examinations results in England this last Thursday, there was one statistic that for me was very worrying indeed.

Grosjean to Start German GP With Five-Place Penalty

Todd McCandless | Posted 12.09.2012 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

Lotus F1's Romain Grosjean will be starting the German Grand Prix five place adrift of his qualifying efforts due to a gearbox change.

Learning German and Portuguese Could Help Get Our Economy Back on Track

Tom Wadsworth | Posted 11.08.2012 | UK Politics
Tom Wadsworth

Having a generation of kids who can communicate easily with our traditional trading partners in Germany and France, and newer markets like Brazil, Russia, India and China (the BRICs), will help put the UK economy on a much stronger long-term footing.

WATCH: Emma Stone And Andrew Garfield 'Sing' In 'German' About Spider-Man

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 18.05.2012 | UK Comedy

Regular readers will know that we're fans of both Emma Stone - see our post on her 'Dance Dare' on Ellen - and her beau, Andrew Garfield - see our pos...

48 Hours

Marlon Roudette | Posted 17.06.2012 | Home
Marlon Roudette

A slight shock to the system. From chilling in my flat in London trying to shake off flu to a quick rehearsal, straight onto a German tourbus, then a Dover ferry, before a headline show in Paris, five radio performances, some very good coffee, a train to Lausanne and now a drive to one of my favourite little towns; CransMontana in the Swiss Alps.

WATCH: Who Knew Germans Could Be This Funny?

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 09.03.2012 | UK Comedy

Now we're not looking to reinforce national stereotypes here, but we don't think we'd be going too far in saying that Germany isn't exactly famed for ...

We Need To Talk About Swinging: Parents Try To Sue After Daughter Spots Sexy Video Online

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 17.02.2012 | UK

A pair of swinging German parents were left red-faced after a TV production company forgot to pixellate their faces during an on-screen romp, and thei...

Gritty But Edible: Pensioner Eats 64-Year-Old Tin Of Lard

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 03.02.2012 | UK

A durable tin of World War II lard was declared edible by German pensioner Hans Feldmeier, more than 64 years after he received the pig fat in a food ...

In Comedy, German Stereotypes Are No Laughing Matter - Or Are They?

John Fleming | Posted 02.04.2012 | UK Comedy
John Fleming

British-based German comedian Paco Erhard, is taking his 5-Step Guide to Being German show to the Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne International Comed...

Back to the Future

Tiernan Douieb | Posted 17.03.2012 | UK Comedy
Tiernan Douieb

So in comparison, maybe still acknowledging our Queen isn't all bad. I just don't think she needs a new yacht. Gove said the money wouldn't come from taxpayers but from corporations willing to invest, but hey, Mikey, here's an idea, why not get them to invest in things that benefit the country?

'At Least We're Not Throwing Bombs At Each Other': Actor David Jason On Germany's 'Fourth Reich'

PA | Posted 17.02.2012 | UK

The actor Sir David Jason has hit out at Britain's involvement with the EU and claimed "the Germans want to run Europe". The star of Only Fools and...

Mange Tout! Two In Three Brits Can't Speak A Single Foreign Word

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 18.11.2011 | UK

It’s not just Del Boy who has trouble with speaking French it seems, as two in three Brits have admitted they can't speak a single world of a foreig...

British Rail Workers 'Told To Learn German'

PA | Posted 10.01.2012 | UK

Rail workers are being told to take German lessons as part of their training course for operating new track equipment, it has been revealed. Staff...

IQ: What Mensa Members Have In Common With Freaks

John Fleming | Posted 31.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle
John Fleming

UK-based German comedian Paco Erhard is a freak of nature, just as much as a sheep born with two heads is a freak. At the Edinburgh Fringe this year,...

German Satellite Hurtling Towards Earth Due To Crash This Weekend

PA | Posted 20.12.2011 | UK

Pieces of a retired German satellite hurtling toward the atmosphere may crash to Earth this weekend, the German Aerospace Centre has said. Scientis...

Vettel wins 2011 title: The humility of a champion

Todd McCandless | Posted 09.12.2011 | UK
Todd McCandless

Sebastian Vettel has secured his second World Championship in Formula One breaking yet another record as the youngest driver to win two world titles. ...