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23 March 2008 @ 04:58 pm
German speakers!  

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Originally uploaded by mollydot
I found a photo of mine being used on a German blog. This is perfectly fine; I'd released it under a creative commons licence. I'm just wondering why this photo. Can anyone give me the gist of the post? http://www.fixmbr.de/das-blabla-der-sz/

The knitting for this beret has been done for ages. It's still lying there patiently, waiting to be seamed.
 
 
 
Doriandorianegray on March 23rd, 2008 05:06 pm (UTC)
As best as I can tell, it seems to be an opinion post on someone or other's "top ten blogs", and the poster reckons that the SZ (who- or whatever that is) is about as competent at rating blogs as the poster is at knitting.

My German is pretty rusty, though, so you might want to stand by for an actual native German speaker.
a very caring potatomollydot on March 23rd, 2008 05:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I didn't know you spoke German. I think I've three native German speakers on my friendslist, plus a couple of fluent non-natives.
Doriandorianegray on March 23rd, 2008 06:37 pm (UTC)
Five years in school, four years in college (my degree is in European Studies specialised in languages - French and German).

I was fluent in German when I left college, but that was 16 years ago and I've hardly used it since, so as I say, it's very rusty.
a very caring potatomollydot on March 23rd, 2008 07:07 pm (UTC)
If you have time & interest in practising, do you know about the language exchange in the ILAC library? It'd be from 6-8pm. I don't know what day German is. It might be Wednesday or Thursday.
W. B.Samplewill_sample on March 23rd, 2008 05:06 pm (UTC)
It is a discussion of knitting blogs...
...particularly, how some are humorous; the picture doesn't seem to be referenced at all.
W. B.Samplewill_sample on March 23rd, 2008 05:08 pm (UTC)
Re: It is a discussion of knitting blogs...
..correction, it reeferences a knitting blog among the funniest/best of blogs.
verenkaverenka on March 23rd, 2008 05:15 pm (UTC)
it's basically just a scathing review of an article in the Süddeutsche Zeitung regarding Blogs. The author compares the SZ's expertise in blogging with her/his own in knitting. That's about it as far as knitting references go.
a very caring potatomollydot on March 23rd, 2008 05:36 pm (UTC)
At least there is one! I don't speak German, so can only understand bits that happen to be the same as English. What's knitting in German? Stricken?
verenkaverenka on March 23rd, 2008 05:42 pm (UTC)
Yes, knitting is Stricken
a very caring potatomollydot on March 23rd, 2008 05:54 pm (UTC)
It's so much easier to work out what something says when you already know :-)
(Anonymous) on March 23rd, 2008 05:21 pm (UTC)
USing the photo
Hi mollydot,

my name is Chris an I used your photo on fixmbr.de. The article is about a german newspaper. The SZ (sueddeutsche.de) has written a lot of articles about the german blogosphere. The articles were so badly, so corrupt, they don't have any idea what a blog really is. And so, with this photo I wanna say them, that they better could knitting as writing.

Sorry for my english - best wishes from Germany,

Chris
a very caring potatomollydot on March 23rd, 2008 05:40 pm (UTC)
Re: USing the photo
Thanks!

How did you find my post? Referrer logs?

Hello from Ireland!
(Anonymous) on March 23rd, 2008 05:47 pm (UTC)
Yes, the referrer logs. We're using a statistic tool for wordpress. When I take a look into the admin panel, the last 50 referres were shown. Today I find there a lot of livejournal-links. :-)
Blinkunblinkered on March 23rd, 2008 07:12 pm (UTC)
This native speaker agrees with the general translations posted by other commenters. ;)
a very caring potatomollydot on March 23rd, 2008 07:18 pm (UTC)
Democracy in action :-)


Blinkunblinkered on March 23rd, 2008 07:21 pm (UTC)
Multilingual democracy at that!
a very caring potato: Spanish when you're not lookingmollydot on March 23rd, 2008 07:29 pm (UTC)
So, what's democracy in German? And how much German can I learn from one post?
Blinkunblinkered on March 23rd, 2008 07:33 pm (UTC)
Demokratie....viel-sprachige Demokratie in this case. Well, zwei-sprachige, technically. Heeee!
a very caring potato: Irish dictionarymollydot on March 23rd, 2008 10:31 pm (UTC)
Heee! (eventually, after perusing a dictionary)
wyvernfriendwyvernfriend on March 25th, 2008 05:20 pm (UTC)
Seams are the worst though.
a very caring potatomollydot on March 26th, 2008 12:09 pm (UTC)
If I start one knit in the round, I bet I'll have the second one finished before I even start the seams on the first.
unavunav on March 31st, 2008 09:21 am (UTC)
do it!

Knitting in the round is the best.
a very caring potato: knitted cthulhu cardmollydot on March 31st, 2008 11:05 pm (UTC)
Yeah - I've been knitting a couple of those teddies in the round. I've put some in progress pics up on flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mollydot/tags/teddy/