Monday, April 07, 2008

Why is this so hard?

I'm always surprised when people think that Yeungling beer is Chinese. But I never expected it from a Swede. Still, Lennart at Det Progressiva USA, makes this mistake.

Det finns ingen chans på denna jorden att Pennsylvanias mest berömda öl kan vara kinesiskt, arbetarna där är alldeles för invandrarfientliga för att dricka kinesiskt öl, än mindre för att rösta på Barack Obama, så jag googlade och det visar sig att namnet ursprungligen är tyskt och detsamma som det svenska yngling!

There's no way in the world that Pennsylvania's most famous beer is Chinese, workers there are too xenophobic to drink Chinese beer, not to mention vote for Barack Obama, so I googled it and the name turns out to be of German origin and cognate with the Swedish word yngling!

C'mon, the word is freaking so obviously germanic!
Also, Lennart needs to visit PA and talk to some real "arbetar" here. I can hook him up with my brothers who all seem to be leaning toward Obama.

1 comment:

boredoom said...

I bet they put their Yuengling beers in their Haier fridges!

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