Thank you for your points,
However as curator of this project I thought this
“Urban legend” was one to allude to and seemed to
suit the theme of ex pats living and working
On Sun, 11 Sep 2005, Martin Smith wrote:
> Saw your notice in ArtsNews about the Berlin weekend, and I hope it
> goes well – looks interesting.
> But I was disappointed to see you repeating the old story of JFK’s
> “gaffe”. It’s one of those myths that refuses to die. It comes up in
> various forms, because Berliner can mean a kind of pancake (not
> doughnut) as well as a kind of sausage, but its primary meaning is a
> resident of Berlin, so JFK was entirely correct in his usage, and the
> story must have started either maliciously, or by someone who didn’t
> know much German.
> JFK had his faults, but let’s criticise the real ones.
> Also, you cannot say “eine Berliner”, as eine is feminine and Berliner
> is masculine. It should read “eine Berlinerin”.
> Sorry to be picky, but someone has to do it!
> All the best,
> Martin A. Smith
> Stained Glass Maker / Sculptor