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    Repair shop sign

    This sign used to hang in our shop: (with apologies to our German friends)

    TODAY is the TOMORROW you spent all day YESTERDAY acting like there was no.

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    It's a little bit racist, but you're making fun of Germans, so it's OK.
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    Actually, it's making fun of non-technical types.
    TODAY is the TOMORROW you spent all day YESTERDAY acting like there was no.

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    And I'm part German...
    TODAY is the TOMORROW you spent all day YESTERDAY acting like there was no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreadnut View Post
    And I'm part German...
    Which part?
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    And I like Harry's approach.
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    Parts are parts.

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    My Mom's part - her maiden name was Hineline.
    TODAY is the TOMORROW you spent all day YESTERDAY acting like there was no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreadnut View Post
    Actually, it's making fun of non-technical types.
    Except that it's exploiting a stereotype to do it. Suppose the poster used some stereotypical female behavior as a vehicle for the humor. That would cause most of the women that I've had the responsibility of keeping happy to make my job more difficult.

    Ooops! Did I just make a sexist joke?

    Never mind... I'll go google "politically correct" and try to figure out where I'm going wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dreadnut View Post
    ...with apologies to our German friends
    Oh no worries! We are far less polite here in Europe! (Think Nuuska's jokes from Finland). In any case the sign is almost unreadable for a German...

    Quote Originally Posted by dreadnut View Post
    ...her maiden name was Hineline.
    Which is the Americanized spelling of German "Heinlein". Heinlein seems to come from the given name Heinrich and Heinlein means like "little Hein(rich)".

    Ralf

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    Quote Originally Posted by SFIV1967 View Post
    Which is the Americanized spelling of German "Heinlein". Heinlein seems to come from the given name Heinrich and Heinlein means like "little Hein(rich)".
    Ralf
    I was wondering about that since I only ever saw the original spelling, in fact one of my favorite authors was ("is"?) rather well-known here in the US:


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