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13th Aug '16 1:13:57 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/PhilipKDick, who actually spoke the language, sometimes dipped into German vocabulary, especially when he went on one of his trademark philosophical or high-literary tangents and needed to discuss Das Land der DichterAndDenker. It served him particularly well in ''Literature/TheManInTheHighCastle'', where half of the United States has been occupied by Nazis.

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* Creator/PhilipKDick, who actually spoke the language, sometimes dipped into German vocabulary, especially when he went on one of his trademark philosophical or high-literary tangents and needed to discuss Das Land der DichterAndDenker.UsefulNotes/DichterAndDenker. It served him particularly well in ''Literature/TheManInTheHighCastle'', where half of the United States has been occupied by Nazis.
9th Aug '16 4:01:24 PM nombretomado
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* In ''DecadesOfDarkness'', Germany becomes one of three superpowers, thus German (or rather, neudeutsch) phrases tend to crop up, like "funk" (that's pronounced "foonk", for you anglophones) for radio.

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* In ''DecadesOfDarkness'', ''Literature/DecadesOfDarkness'', Germany becomes one of three superpowers, thus German (or rather, neudeutsch) phrases tend to crop up, like "funk" (that's pronounced "foonk", for you anglophones) for radio.
30th Jul '16 9:02:13 PM lavendermintrose
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* ''Anime/ValvraveTheLiberator'', on the Dorssian side. They're particularly fond of ''Blitzendegen'' ("Lightning rapier") as an all-purpose battle cry, salute and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33qs3Lv3CyM all-purpose catch phrase]]. (The last one is a parody, but it just shows how gratuitous it is).

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* ''Anime/ValvraveTheLiberator'', on the Dorssian side. They're particularly fond of ''Blitzendegen'' ("Lightning rapier") as an all-purpose a battle cry, salute and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33qs3Lv3CyM all-purpose catch phrase]]. (The last one is a parody, but it just shows how gratuitous it is).
30th Jul '16 8:57:52 PM lavendermintrose
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* In ''Anime/{{K}}'' - "[[HealingFactor Macht nichts...]] [[CompleteImmortality Ich bin unverwundbar]]." When the Silver King [[spoiler: regains his memories]]. Justified in that he ''is'' German.



* ''Anime/ValvraveTheLiberator'', on the Dorssian side. They're particularly fond of ''Blitzendegen'' ("Lightning rapier") as an all-purpose battle cry.

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* ''Anime/ValvraveTheLiberator'', on the Dorssian side. They're particularly fond of ''Blitzendegen'' ("Lightning rapier") as an all-purpose battle cry.cry, salute and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33qs3Lv3CyM all-purpose catch phrase]]. (The last one is a parody, but it just shows how gratuitous it is).
** The [[TheSpartanWay Karlstein]] [[ChildSoldiers Agents]] have code names of a [[YouAreNumberSix letter and German numbers]] - X-eins, A-drei, Q-vier, H-neun, and L-elf.
17th Jul '16 12:59:50 AM TomWalpertac2
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For gratuitous examples of other languages, see also: GratuitousSpanish, GratuitousFrench, GratuitousItalian, GratuitousEnglish, GratuitousJapanese, GratuitousRussian, etc.

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For gratuitous examples This is a subtrope of other languages, see also: GratuitousSpanish, GratuitousFrench, GratuitousItalian, GratuitousEnglish, GratuitousJapanese, GratuitousRussian, etc.
GratuitousForeignLanguage and really should be used with extreme care.
17th Jul '16 12:46:03 AM TomWalpertac2
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For gratuitous examples of other languages, see also: GratuitousSpanish, GratuitousFrench, GratuitousItalian, GratuitousEnglish, GratuitousJapanese, GratuitousRussian, etc.
27th Jun '16 1:17:44 PM SantosLHalper
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* In the 19th and previous centuries, much of Central-Eastern Europe was under the rule of the Austrian Habsburg dynasty or a local German nobility. Germany, the easternmost "western" country, was seen as having gold-paved streets, and so many non-aristocratic, non-German citizens aspiring to a higher social station attempted to ape Deutschtum in a similar way to modern "weeaboos". The "Junior Germans" were held in about the same regard.

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* In the 19th and previous centuries, much of Central-Eastern Europe was under the rule of the Austrian Habsburg dynasty or a local German nobility. Germany, the easternmost "western" country, was seen as having gold-paved streets, and so many non-aristocratic, non-German citizens aspiring to a higher social station attempted to ape Deutschtum in a similar way to modern "weeaboos". The "Junior These "Juniper Germans" (as they were called in Estonia) were held in about the same regard.regard.
%Yes, Juniper Germans, not Junior Germans%
27th Jun '16 1:16:08 PM SantosLHalper
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* In the 19th and previous centuries, much of Central-Eastern Europe was under the rule of the Austrian Habsburg dynasty or a local German nobility. Germany, the easternmost "western" country, was seen as having gold-paved streets, and so many non-aristocratic, non-German citizens aspiring to a higher social station attempted to ape Deutschtum in a similar way to modern "Wapanese". The "Junior Germans" were held in about the same regard.

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* In the 19th and previous centuries, much of Central-Eastern Europe was under the rule of the Austrian Habsburg dynasty or a local German nobility. Germany, the easternmost "western" country, was seen as having gold-paved streets, and so many non-aristocratic, non-German citizens aspiring to a higher social station attempted to ape Deutschtum in a similar way to modern "Wapanese"."weeaboos". The "Junior Germans" were held in about the same regard.
10th Jun '16 10:41:05 AM Doug86
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* Practically the whole premise of ''Anime/PumpkinScissors'' is Post [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne WWI]] Pre [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII WWII]] Germany. "Gespenst Jäger" (Ghost Hunter, though "Gespenst" is only the singular - correct version would be Gespensterjäger, as one word) and "Himmel" (a drug) which means heaven/sky, are the ones you hear mainly.

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* Practically the whole premise of ''Anime/PumpkinScissors'' is Post [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI WWI]] Pre [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII WWII]] Germany. "Gespenst Jäger" (Ghost Hunter, though "Gespenst" is only the singular - correct version would be Gespensterjäger, as one word) and "Himmel" (a drug) which means heaven/sky, are the ones you hear mainly.
6th Jun '16 1:31:53 AM CaptEquinox
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*** The TactfulTranslation alone is worth the price of admission.
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