Erzgebirgisch Classification Question

John Cowan cowan at
Tue Apr 1 23:19:58 CEST 2008

Frank Ellermann scripsit:

> Germanic speakers hopefully tell you that saying "German"
> is an Anglosaxon joke, after using "Dutch" for something 
> else they didn't bother to find a better name... <gd&r>

You guys have more names that any ethnic group I know:

* The Real People (German, Italian)
* The Macho Guys (French, Spanish, Portuguese)
* The Short-Sword Gang (Finnish, Estonian)
* The Band of Brothers (Latin, English)
* The Gang Who Can't Talk Straight (Polish, Russian, Arabic)
* The Folks (Latvian, Lithuanian)

(Full details at .)

John Cowan    cowan at
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