When a class finishes the highest level of school in germany and gets the certificate that allows them to go to a university, there are a couple of strange customs associated with this. One of them is the so-called Abiturzeitung (the name of this certificate is Abitur), something between a journal and a book that appears only once, is sold to whoever wants it and contains profiles of the students, the various teachers, the various subjects and the funniest quotes by the teachers. I am not aware of a good translation or something similar in other countries (though I’m quite sure that there is something).

The reason I’m telling you all this is that the Abizeitung (It is common to drop the “tur”) of my class will be sold tomorrow. I don’t expect anyone except my friends to be interested in this, and most of my friends are really bad at english, so if you’re reading the english version of my homepage, it is unlikely that you are going to buy one. So the only reason I am posting this here is because my content management system requires me to have each post both in german and english.

Written on July 5th, 2006 at 09:00 pm


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