- Feb 7, 2023
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What, with Teutonic? No racial slur implied – just that the big SUVs built by German manufacturers are the ones preferred by the type of driver who likes to dominate others (regardless of the driver's actual nationality). I speak as a specialist in German translation and a fluent German speaker with many German friends – and only because they say exactly the same thing!Why bring race into it ?
If you've ever driven on an autobahn in a "lesser" vehicle (e.g. a hired but quite high-powered Ford Fiesta, as I did on one memorable journey down to visit VW in Wolfsburg, subsequently often repeated in my – fortunately more robust – Dacia Duster), you'll be quite familiar with the "you've overtaken me in your puny jalopy, minion, so I will now crush you" syndrome. Sadly not restricted to German (let alone Teutonic) drivers – there are plenty of them here in France and over there in the UK, not to mention Belgium, Switzerland and the Netherlands. And (almost) always in German-manufactured SUVs...
But if I inadvertently offended anyone with my remark about "Teutonic", I apologise.