A few days ago I read a brilliant blog post “How German Are You?” (Edit 2016, no link as website gone) In it Christiane Hayes tells about her 25 years in the UK and how many German things she misses and what she prefers in England. She also puts a link to a test to find out how German you are.
Reading her blog post made me wonder “How German am I?”
Technically speaking, I’m not German at all as I became a British citizen in 1984, which means I have been British longer than I have been German. And yet, I still see myself as German. When asked I tell people I’m German and if people say bad things about Germany I defend it.
And yet, I love living in England. It’s my home and I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. I love the English way of life and especially the British humour.
So, I’ve asked the same question as Christiane: “How German am I?”
And I tried this
highly intelligent and sophisticated really stupid but funny quiz.
“Schade, you only scored 20/40 pts, or 50%. You’re officially 14% less German than the average.
You’ve much work to do, cultural misfit. Kipp all your windows, pour yourself a schorle, practice your klugscheissing and there might still be some hope for you yet.”
I can live with that 😉
What’s your score? Can you live with it?