Greek Chod and other Obscurities

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Re: Greek Chod and other Obscurities

Post by John F » Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:10 pm

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"türken" means something akin to cheating. It's most commonly used in conjunction with gambling and used car enhancement. It's usually things that are "getürkt", not persons.
As ever, the Internet supplies a possible origin of the term:

https://www.spiegel.de/kultur/literatur ... 59657.html
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Re: Greek Chod and other Obscurities

Post by Junkman » Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:21 pm

No matter how hard they try to romanticise it, it references the business ethic and general behaviour of them cheating bastards from Turkey. Also see "Yugoslav", but it doesn't sound as succinct, hence isn't used.
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Re: Greek Chod and other Obscurities

Post by John F » Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:32 pm

Junkman wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:21 pm
No matter how hard they try to romanticise it, it references the business ethic and general behaviour of them cheating bastards from Turkey. Also see "Yugoslav", but it doesn't sound as succinct, hence isn't used.
Other stereotypes and prejudices available on request, including Greek ones.
IIRC the Germans also used to talk of a "polnische Wirtschaft".
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Re: Greek Chod and other Obscurities

Post by NergleFuttocks » Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:33 pm

Yeah, I heard that the tourist Authority on Cyprus was trying the relabel the colour of their beachy coasts to greekwoyz
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Re: Greek Chod and other Obscurities

Post by Junkman » Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:44 pm

John F wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:32 pm
Junkman wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:21 pm
No matter how hard they try to romanticise it, it references the business ethic and general behaviour of them cheating bastards from Turkey. Also see "Yugoslav", but it doesn't sound as succinct, hence isn't used.
Other stereotypes and prejudices available on request, including Greek ones.
IIRC the Germans also used to talk of a "polnische Wirtschaft".
And "englisch einkaufen".
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Re: Greek Chod and other Obscurities

Post by John F » Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:56 pm

Junkman wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:44 pm

And "englisch einkaufen".
Ha! That's new to me, but I've heard "polnisch einkaufen" used in the same sense.
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Re: Greek Chod and other Obscurities

Post by Junkman » Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:01 pm

I guess "polnisch" replaced "englisch" after The Wall sadly was torn down.
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Re: Greek Chod and other Obscurities

Post by John F » Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:09 pm

I'm surprised that "englisch einkaufen" was even a thing in Germany tbh, I've never heard a bad word said about the British over there (although in fairness I did live in the Septic "Besatzungszone").
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Re: Greek Chod and other Obscurities

Post by Junkman » Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:14 pm

It originates from an Asterix comic, Asterix in Britain.
The Brit that hosted them had a habit of nicking everything he fancied.
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Re: Greek Chod and other Obscurities

Post by John F » Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:25 pm

Junkman wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:14 pm
It originates from an Asterix comic, Asterix in Britain.
The Brit that hosted them had a habit of nicking everything he fancied.
Ahhh, ta for the explanation. I read that years ago but don't remember the thief :-)
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