If the thing was built in Germany...

Burrito

I'll ask the stupid questions
...why aren't we calling it "das Boos" instead?
Toulouse I get, but Finkenwerder...

Just a thought from Oh Hare while I wait for my name to be called on this Eagle Flight back to work.

Feel free to ignore.
 

NickH

Dank Meme
...why aren't we calling it "das Boos" instead?
Toulouse I get, but Finkenwerder...

Just a thought from Oh Hare while I wait for my name to be called on this Eagle Flight back to work.

Feel free to ignore.
Because 'Bus' is masculine in gender, so it would be 'Der Boos'?

Finkenwerder is a suburb of Hamburg, which you might have heard of if only out of a desire to put bacon and cheese on it.
 

Boris Badenov

Someone should definitely do *something*, Captain!
People buy BMWs because they have a sense of square head solidity to them, although they actually just break all the time and cost a fortune to repair. People don't buy Peugeots because they're effete and French, in spite of the fact that French cars pretty much owned the Dakar for 50 years. You figure it out.
 

Nark

Macho Superpilot
People buy BMWs because they have a sense of square head solidity to them, although they actually just break all the time and cost a fortune to repair. People don't buy Peugeots because they're effete and French, in spite of the fact that French cars pretty much owned the Dakar for 50 years. You figure it out.
And we pwned Germany.


Twice.
 

NickH

Dank Meme
People buy BMWs because they have a sense of square head solidity to them, although they actually just break all the time and cost a fortune to repair. People don't buy Peugeots because they're effete and French, in spite of the fact that French cars pretty much owned the Dakar for 50 years. You figure it out.
My first car was a Peugeot 205GTi. Not effete. Did break.
 

Boris Badenov

Someone should definitely do *something*, Captain!
Thank you for paying the Russians to fight the Nazis. I'm glad we could broker the deal.
How like a Brit. Thanks for all of the civilization, but next time save it yourselves. *raises Atlantic drawbridge*. Sheesh, about the time you forget why our hatbuckle wearing insane religious nut ancestors got on leaky boats to get away from these people...
 

NickH

Dank Meme
How like a Brit. Thanks for all of the civilization, but next time save it yourselves. *raises Atlantic drawbridge*. Sheesh, about the time you forget why our hatbuckle wearing insane religious nut ancestors got on leaky boats to get away from these people...
You did better than Australia, they got the criminals. And whatever happened to the hatbuckle, anyway? Ultimate hipster fashion statement!
 

Screaming_Emu

Joe Conventional
...why aren't we calling it "das Boos" instead?
Toulouse I get, but Finkenwerder...

Just a thought from Oh Hare while I wait for my name to be called on this Eagle Flight back to work.

Feel free to ignore.
What about the ones built in Alabama?
 

Roger Roger

Paid to sleep, fly for fun
People buy BMWs because they have a sense of square head solidity to them, although they actually just break all the time and cost a fortune to repair. People don't buy Peugeots because they're effete and French, in spite of the fact that French cars pretty much owned the Dakar for 50 years. You figure it out.
My limited exposure to German engineering was the Diamond Twinstar's Thielert engine many moons ago when I was but a young pup. My impression at the time was "ve engineered zis flugzeugengine perfektly, vy vould you ever have to vork on it?". And then when something that was elegantly engineered but also just not strong/good enough broke a) the tech support people were shocked and b) fixing it was a right pain in the rear due to access or wonky design.
 
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