Munich: The Conclusion by Gianna Shepherd

Sadly, all good things must come to an end…including our trip to Munich.  But, I’d say we went out in style by hitting up the Hofbrauhaus with some of our students for a nice auf wiedersehen (goodbye) pint and grub.  Some of our German pals that we met the night before joined us as well.  So that was nice!

Call me a dork, but I couldn’t help but to ask them about the famous bar scene in “Inglourious Bastards” and how the whole shootout started in the first place.  They confirmed that it is true that Germans show the number three on their hands with their thumbs, pointer and middle fingers.

To refresh your memory or for those of you that have not seen the film yet, there is an Englishman posing as a German soldier.  One of the Germans sniffs him out when he orders three glasses by using the incorrect hand gesture.

Brilliant stuff!  Quentin Tarantino has the attention to detail down.

I also learned that not only the Italians have some crazy hand gestures to describe how they’re feeling or what they’re trying to say. If a German is joking he/she will take their pointer finger and touch under their eye.  If he/she thinks something is silly he/she will wave their hand in front of their face.

Good to know.

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