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Old February 4th, 2008, 03:17 AM   #101
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Where are the villas and the Ferraris?

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Old February 4th, 2008, 05:36 PM   #102
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Why do they drive cheap cars if they're so rich?
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Old February 4th, 2008, 08:07 PM   #103
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which language is the dominant one in luxemburg city?
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Old February 4th, 2008, 09:34 PM   #104
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But what the hell is written there on the blue poster?

"Denk no, Wiel blo!" = "Denk nicht, wähl Blau!" = "Don't think, vote for blue!"???
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Old February 4th, 2008, 11:56 PM   #105
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Nice, looks like an extremely tame and sanatized Germany.
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Old February 4th, 2008, 11:57 PM   #106
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"Denk no, Wiel blo!" = "Denk nicht, wähl Blau!" = "Don't think, vote for blue!"???
Denk nach..."think about it"
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Old February 5th, 2008, 12:31 AM   #107
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These pictures show IMO a nice blend of Hausmann arquitecture with some color. One of my big complaints about northern Francophone cities is that they are urbanistically gorgeous but too grey and drab with the off-white stone and the shale roofs.
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Old February 5th, 2008, 12:45 AM   #108
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My goodness, this is a fairy tale town!
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Old February 5th, 2008, 12:50 AM   #109
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My goodness, this is a fairy tale town!
Especially the Grand Ducal Palace.
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Old February 5th, 2008, 02:31 PM   #110
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What is Luxembourgian? Is Germanic, Romance or...none?
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Old February 5th, 2008, 03:30 PM   #111
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It's more or less a Germanic dialect. A German speaker like me can understand it w/o a problem (even when spoken...written Luxembourgish is even easier to understand).
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Why do they drive cheap cars if they're so rich?
Only nouveaux riches who have come from poorer backgrounds are into bling and showing off their wealth to say "look at me, look how rich I am"

If your family and friends have always been wealthy and most people in the community around you are fairly wealthy, there is no reason to show off. You can still live a very affluent comfortable life without making it obvious to everybody.

Personally I prefer this style of understated wealth to Las Vegas/Dubai blingfests.
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Old February 5th, 2008, 06:29 PM   #113
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Denk nach..."think about it"
Ah danke, das macht weitaus mehr Sinn!
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It's more or less a Germanic dialect. A German speaker like me can understand it w/o a problem (even when spoken...written Luxembourgish is even easier to understand).
More or less what Kampflamm said. I would add though that there is lively debate over the dialect vs. language status. I would say that Luxembourgois is as separate a "language" from Standard German as Norwegian or Swedish are separate languages from Danish.
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Old February 8th, 2008, 12:37 PM   #115
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Only nouveaux riches who have come from poorer backgrounds are into bling and showing off their wealth to say "look at me, look how rich I am"

If your family and friends have always been wealthy and most people in the community around you are fairly wealthy, there is no reason to show off. You can still live a very affluent comfortable life without making it obvious to everybody.

Personally I prefer this style of understated wealth to Las Vegas/Dubai blingfests.
Exactly I actually would add that Europe (generalizing here) never gets too ostentatious even in the wealthiest places.
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Old February 9th, 2008, 11:18 PM   #116
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Only nouveaux riches who have come from poorer backgrounds are into bling and showing off their wealth to say "look at me, look how rich I am"

If your family and friends have always been wealthy and most people in the community around you are fairly wealthy, there is no reason to show off. You can still live a very affluent comfortable life without making it obvious to everybody.

Personally I prefer this style of understated wealth to Las Vegas/Dubai blingfests.
What are you talking about, I didn't ask why they don't have Las Vegas blingfests, I asked why they drive bad cars. A bad car is uncomfortable and unsafe as opposed to a good car. Besides, the difference between a bad car and a good car is only $300 a month.

There's something wrong with a person who is wealthy but in order to hide it from the public drives a car that normally would be driven by a highschool attending mcdonalds employee.
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Old February 9th, 2008, 11:28 PM   #117
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Which cars are you talking about? Besides, not everyone is stinking rich in Luxemburg.
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Old February 10th, 2008, 01:11 AM   #118
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What are you talking about, I didn't ask why they don't have Las Vegas blingfests, I asked why they drive bad cars. A bad car is uncomfortable and unsafe as opposed to a good car. Besides, the difference between a bad car and a good car is only $300 a month.

There's something wrong with a person who is wealthy but in order to hide it from the public drives a car that normally would be driven by a highschool attending mcdonalds employee.
I don't see any 30 year-old Trabants in those pics, just some newish small cars, nothing wrong with that.
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Old February 10th, 2008, 01:23 AM   #119
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Btw, average gross salaries in Luxembourg are no higher than in Britain, Germany or Denmark.
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Old February 10th, 2008, 01:36 AM   #120
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Yeah, probably true, the GDPper capita is boosted by cross border commuters and companies resident for tax purposes who send most of their profits to other countries (same for Ireland).

But in any case it's a prosperous place and I would think that the quality of life is very good.
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