When Learning German Goes Wrong | The Daily Show

When Learning German Goes Wrong | The Daily Show
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    - I tried to start leaning German
    cause my dad is Swiss German, right.
    And so I was like, I wanna learn his language
    cause I never learned it growing up.
    And then someone was like
    "Why don't you learn Swiss?"
    and then I heard Swiss and I was like "No."
    (laughter)
    I'd rather learn German.
    And so I learned German, cause I thought
    it would bring us closer together, right.
    Cause I lost contact with my dad for like 10 years.
    And so when I met him again I was like
    I wanna learn German and impress him, whatever.
    I met him, and then I started speaking to him in German
    and he was like "What are you doing?"
    (laughter)
    I was like " I'm speaking German"
    and he's like " It's better if you speak English, no no
    (laughter)
    It's better if you don't speak German at all, it's fine."
    But then now I could speak a bit of German
    so I was excited to go to Germany and stuff and practice it
    and I had a lot of fun.
    Until I found out that the way I spoke German
    sounded a little bit like Hitler.
    Which no one told me on this side of the world
    cause we don't know how he really spoke or anything.
    But I would be in Germany and apparently
    the way I would hit certain inflections
    would freak people out.
    (laughter)
    Think of it like Barack Obama's voice.
    If someone learned English in America and they got here
    and they were like "I just wannaaa have aaa"
    and you'd be like "Hey, you're doing the Barack Obama thing"
    and they'd be like, what are you talking about?
    You know what I mean?
    So I would do that, I was going places and order food
    and someone will be there "Guten Tag, was wollen Sie haben?"
    and I'd be like "I will ein klein Broetchen haben!"
    (laughter)
    Bitteschoen!
    With the Schinken!
    And people would look at me
    and when we left my friend was like,
    and I was like why would they look at me?
    Did I say the wrong word?
    She's like "No, you sound a little bit like Hitler ja
    (laughter)
    and the people are really frightened about that."
    So I was like, did I spoil their day?
    And she was like, yeah you did you know.
    And I was like, well that brings me a lot of Schadenfreude.
    (laughter)
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