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Audi Marketing Miscues (Some German, No Audi Content)

In message <E0xnmQH-00007f-00@iglou.com> "Douglas Hurst Quebbeman" writes:

> When Pres. John F. Kennedy gave his famous speech in Berlin,
> he used the phrase "Ich bin ein Berliner" to indicate his solidaity
> with the citizens of Berlin; instead,he should have said "Ich bin 
> Berliner".
> "Ich bin ein Berliner" means "I am a jelly donut".

Yes.  He would never have said "Ich bin ein Hamburger" or "Ich bin ein 
Frankfurter", would he?

Why is a "Wiener" a sausage in the USA and a veal steak in Wien?

Oh, and (minimal Audi content) "&*%*$!!!" means "it wasn't the damn check valve 
after all, it was a tiny split in the flexible fuel hose between the pump and 
the pressure accumulator that's just gone bang and dumped 10 litres of four-
star on the garage floor in the twinkling of an eye".

At least I know the fuel pump's working.

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club