Have you noticed how we learn something better that we understand logically? Or that we are more patient with someone when we understand their reasons?
With this in mind, I reflected on two cultural issues that are — from my perspective — a break of logic: the grammar of the German language and the wearing of socks in sandals.
If it’s hot enough to wear sandals, then why wearing socks in them? Independently of a fightable aesthetic sense, this style has a practical argument: “The Germans are one of the world’s greatest travelers, but they still wanted to feel comfortable…
You absolutely must use the polite form and say Sie. In fact, according to the German schedule of penalties, you can be fined up to €600 if you call a police officer the informal du! So you better watch those pronouns on your next visit!
Kahli Bree Adams 🖋️
Uau! I didn't know about the police officer penalty! Gut zu wissen, danke! Having a good time with your articles. By the way Kahli, I invite you to read mine, it's about one more clash between German, English and some other languages, focused on structural logic of sentences: https://medium.com/age-of-awareness/why-intensive-courses-can-be-more-confusing-than-socks-in-sandals-9c93142e40ad