lol . . on a side note . .
One of the slogans of the German federal area of Baden-Württemberg is . .
"Wir können alles . . ausser Hochdeutsch" ( "We are good at everything . . except for standard German" )
Which means that this area has masters in all fields ( today also one of the richest areas in Germany ) . .
And indeed a lot of 'geniuses' throughout time stemmed from that area . . People like Hegel or Schiller . .
The other half of the slogan implying that the only thing they have difficulties with is communicating standard German . .
And , indeed , the dialects spoken there are alleged to be very hard to understand by 'outsiders' . . They are mostly based on schwäbisch ( Swabian ) . .
Since I've mentioned the good standard german spoken in my area today , I suppose with areas like Lower Saxony the slogan might be turned ( a not-so-well-off area financially and also difficult when it comes to job-market . . . except for the 'good Hannover-based German' spoken there . . . ; Hannover-German , when compared with the English-speaking world , would be our Oxford-English , lol ) . .
So I suppose the slogan of areas like Lower-Saxony could be . .
"Wir können nichts . . nur Hochdeutsch" . .
lol . .
Just a little self-irony on my part . .
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Some areas in Germany truly need to lift themselves up . .
Last edited by ColdFire; April 5th, 2019 at 10:32 PM.