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Why Can't Germans Say 'Squirrel'?

Posted by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 1:14 PM
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Why Can't Germans Say 'Squirrel'?

Date: 08 March 2012 Time: 11:35 AM ET
by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 1:14 PM
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blackcat1o2
by Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 1:46 PM
Ha wow that's interesting!
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colljd02
by Julia on Oct. 7, 2012 at 1:54 PM
Interesting.
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stacymomof2
by Ruby Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 1:55 PM

lol

My husband finds this word almost impossible to say, too.  (His first language is Arabic.)  He says something that sounds like "skrrrl."

Clairwil
by Ruby Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 2:30 PM
Quoting IhartU:

The way for a British native to identify an America is to ask them to read out aloud the sentence:

"A train from Loughborough to Edinburgh, via Derby, is faster than a train from Holborn to Leicester Square, via Southwark."

trippyhippy
by Gold Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 2:54 PM
My girlfriend that's from Germany is on her way over right now. I am going to have to test this theory.
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