[Ads-l] "Ich bin _ein_ Berliner" redux

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Mar 3 02:12:30 EST 2017

On Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 1:50 AM, Peter Reitan <pjreitan at hotmail.com> wrote:

> To state Ich bin Berliner would have suggested being born in Berlin,
> whereas adding the word ein implied being a Berliner in spirit.

So, that’s the difference between "Afrikaner" - a native - and "ein
Afrikaner" - down with the African people.

That makes sense.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
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