Mutilate a famous quote

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  1. AntPoems

    AntPoems Contributor Contributor

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    Catriona Grace, multipass ;)

    Anyway, to continue...

    Negative. I am a neat scotchsicle.
     
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  2. JLT

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    You know, a lot of people gave JFK grief for saying "Ich bin ein Berliner" because a "Berliner" is a kind of pastry. But the citizens of Berlin knew exactly what he meant, and took no offense. It's like saying somebody saying "I am a Texan" knowing that nobody is going to construe this as "I am a member of a professional football team" unless the context made it clear.
     
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    Indeed. Hence my mangled quote, which references that common misconception. A Krapfen is what they call a Berliner in other parts of Germany.

    If he'd actually said "Ich bin ein Krapfen", there'd have been no argument...
     

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