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War party distorts Merkel’s speech

Posted by seumasach on December 6, 2014

THE RUSSIA WAR PARTY CAN’T SPEAK GERMAN, TRAMPLES CHANCELLOR MERKEL’S MEANING

John Helmer

Dances With Bears

26th November, 2014

When an elephant means to put his foot down on something with the objective of crushing it, a German speaker uses the same word as in English – trample (trampeln). When the intention and the outcome are emphatic, an English-speaker can say trample underfoot.

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