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Unread postby spens45 » 14 February 2020, 12:47

Hello everyone,
I'm Josef and I'm from Vienna, Austria.
I am 19 years old and ,luckily, an accepted openly gay chemistry student.
I came out at the age of 17, which wasn't any problem ever, as I had done it with m boyfriend back then, who had to do the same I did.
Ever since I am thrilled to experience what's more to come and be part of a big community which is extremely lovely and open minded.
Also I need to get off thoughts out my mind, such as sexual desires, society related issues etc.
Sounds like the stereotypical introduction of any gay guy but well here I am - nice to meet you:)
And, as I had just seen it - wtf why is there a nazi-smiley?!
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Re: Austrian boy here

Unread postby René » 14 February 2020, 13:04

Hey Josef, welcome to the forum :keke:

The Hitler smiley is intended for comedic purposes only. Same goes for the jihad smiley :P
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Re: Austrian boy here

Unread postby spens45 » 14 February 2020, 13:10

René wrote:Hey Josef, welcome to the forum :keke:

The Hitler smiley is intended for comedic purposes only. Same goes for the jihad smiley :P


Ah okay - guess Austrians are just a bit sensitive about that topic
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Re: Austrian boy here

Unread postby GearFetTwinkRomance » 14 February 2020, 14:20

Welcome to GFO, Josef!

Been wondering about the jihad one, too. Looks like me wearing my surf neoprene face mask, a bit. :D

Most Germans are sensitive to Nazi stuff, too, naturally. In other countries the symbols often are not forbidden by law, and as fas as it goes for swastikas, to some oriental cultures they're quite commonly used. There even was a fashion trend some years back, in Asia.
They likely were as sensitive to a Pinochet smiley in Chile, I guess.

Don't worry, Austria is known for way way more than the ole Schicklgruber dude! Arnold Schwarzenegger, for example. And great Snowboard Country sides! Fine bakery, Konditoren, Linzer Torte (oh so yummy) , Herbert Prikopa, Vienna, and Fucking hell! ( The beer )
All them cute Ski flier dudes ... oh my.
Hendrik Stachnau the sled dog guy, some fame, too:

https://schlittenhundetouren.net/
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Re: Austrian boy here

Unread postby spens45 » 14 February 2020, 15:31

@GearFetTwinkRomance

Wow I didn't excpect such a well overthought response!

Personally, I think satire is a good thing when used smartly and with the knowledge about the background. However, you often see people joking around about e.g. Hitler without knowing what this name means to a quite big number of people.

Yes i actually knew that about Asia, funny fact tho.

Great that people connect those things with Austria - not just Kangoroos or World Wars lol

I love Linzer Torte too my god..

Yes our skiing athletes sure are cuties, i agree hahah

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Re: Austrian boy here

Unread postby René » 14 February 2020, 15:40

spens45 wrote:Personally, I think satire is a good thing when used smartly and with the knowledge about the background. However, you often see people joking around about e.g. Hitler without knowing what this name means to a quite big number of people.

I'm curious, did you see the movie Look Who's Back (known in German as Er ist wieder da)? If so, what did you think of it? I thought it was very funny.

spens45 wrote:Great that people connect those things with Austria - not just Kangoroos

:lol: I think that mistake may be more common in the US.
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Re: Austrian boy here

Unread postby Magic J » 14 February 2020, 18:43

spens45 wrote:And, as I had just seen it - wtf why is there a nazi-smiley?!

See, René! This is what I mean! You got rid of the flag smileys and kept the Hitler one. Several questions arise!

But yes, it's just a very grim joke smiley. :P

Anyway, hey Josef! Congrats on getting accepted for university. It seems like every German speaker I know is a chemist, for some reason. :lol:

What sort of music do you like? There's a few German and Austrian industrial groups that I'm into, but I realise that it's not really to everybody's taste. :P
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Re: Austrian boy here

Unread postby René » 14 February 2020, 19:12

Magic J wrote:
spens45 wrote:And, as I had just seen it - wtf why is there a nazi-smiley?!

See, René! This is what I mean! You got rid of the flag smileys and kept the Hitler one. Several questions arise!

Hey, that wasn't me!! Also, they're not gone, they're just on smileys page 2.
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Re: Austrian boy here

Unread postby Brenden » 14 February 2020, 19:50

Welcome to the forum, Josef!

I think in general Hitler is much more associated with Germany than Austria (as he himself would have wanted to be), and when most people think of Austria they think of the likes of Freud, Mozart, Schubert, Strauss, Maria Theresia, Marie Antoinette, Von Mises, Wittgenstein, Schrödinger, Schwarzenegger, Asperger, Puck, etc.
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Re: Austrian boy here

Unread postby Brenden » 14 February 2020, 20:05

Magic J wrote:It seems like every German speaker I know is a chemist, for some reason. :lol:

Maybe knowing a language with such doozies as Rechtsschutzversicherungsgesellschaften makes them particularly well-suited to understanding a field with words such as ribulosebisphosphatecarboxylaseoxygenase. Or, maybe Germans being chemists is what led to the field having an affinity for such compound names. Hmmm.
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Re: Austrian boy here

Unread postby Magic J » 14 February 2020, 20:43

Brenden wrote:... when most people think of Austria they think of the likes of... Wittgenstein,

Ooh, my fave allegedly homosexual philosopher. :P

I always associate it with pastries, personally. :D
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Re: Austrian boy here

Unread postby GearFetTwinkRomance » 14 February 2020, 22:40

spens45 wrote:@GearFetTwinkRomance

Wow I didn't excpect such a well overthought response!


I know, these days it is a rare thing to meet people that still like to do that, the thinking in connection with depth, he he. Almost everyone seems to rely on their cell phone doing the mind & research. :lol:

spens45 wrote:Personally, I think satire is a good thing when used smartly and with the knowledge about the background. However, you often see people joking around about e.g. Hitler without knowing what this name means to a quite big number of people.


Absolutely right. And depends on own history. Like if you're supposed to be a typical German, or look like one, and one's ethnic roots are mixed in Jewish or Sinti, it becomes difficult to take the jokes. As an Aspi I often encounter difficulties on the subtlety of satirical jokes.

spens45 wrote:Great that people connect those things with Austria - not just Kangoroos or World Wars lol


He he, the Kangaroo and Australia mistake was on the tip of my tongue, as it's been one of the first few odd things I encountered using American youth hostels back in the time, and I thought, wtf? Geography, anyone? I then would tell them, yep, you chaps must know, that is the little Australia, in Austria it is. And I learned in the days, that there was something like the holoprosencephaly of mental horizon. :D

Cute skier guys ought to be in the Cute Thread more often!
general-pictures/the-cute-thread-t1162/

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All them pharmaceutical chain linked words I guess are Latin or Greek in origin. I remember "Mucopolysaccharidpolyschwefelsäureester" English : mucopolysaccharide polysulfuric acid ester .
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Re: Austrian boy here

Unread postby mxguy01 » 15 February 2020, 01:09

Hey welcome to the forum.

Salzburg is one of the places I'm thinking of relocating to in my retirement. How are the beeches there? LoL Seriously though it's conveniently/centrally located to Western Europe, must have a great train station to everywhere (something I'll need to look into) and is reportedly rather affordable to live there. I see it as a great base that I would tour around Europe from.
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Re: Austrian boy here

Unread postby Capt._Trips » 15 February 2020, 15:17

spens45 wrote:@GearFetTwinkRomance



Great that people connect those things with Austria - not just Kangoroos or World Wars lol


For a second i thought i was missing something. Lol. Im thinking theres no kangaroos in Austria
I guess some people could confuse the 2. That could get frustrating eh mate?

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Re: Austrian boy here

Unread postby Revontulet » 16 February 2020, 03:35

Hello, Josef. Welcome, welcome!

I'm too lazy to quote a lot of posts here, so... :D

It's like that thing when some people feel uncomfortable to ask certain questions, and it goes something like this:

- A Person: So... some of your ancestors were German. Um... like [shoe-gaze] ... grandma / grandpa... The natz... I mean, The World Wa...
- Me: No, honey. Bavaria, the craftsmen's guilds, migrations from a couple of centuries ago...
- A person: Ooooh, that thing! Okey, then! [relieved]
- Me: OK. Then. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz --> Cattle marking and beef labeling supervision duties delegation law.
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Re: Austrian boy here

Unread postby GearFetTwinkRomance » 16 February 2020, 12:51

mxguy01 wrote:How are the beeches there? LoL.


I have done a little reading and I found out, there are quite well thriving beeches at a place called the "Kühberg" ( about = Mountain of Cows ) , where also certain species of European orchids are to be found. They have not specified the precise type of beech tree, though. and it's a Wikipedia article, so might be prune also, I mean, prone to typing errors.

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C3%BChberg_(Salzburg)


So you're planning to moonshine some beechnut schnaps, eh? ;)
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