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Maybe it's because I'm a Hamburger

An adaptation of the popular ditty "Maybe It's Because I'm a Londoner", this should be sung in the crowds to get the atmosphere up and running before the start of each match. It's no worse an idea than grouping kids into factions to support a particular player, complete with banners, like they did last year.

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ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I remember this one time when I went on a vacation on the Maldives. That was in the year 2001, I think. I went to this spa. I went to walk around with my girlfriend. I walk in, and we want to book a spa. This guy goes, "AHH, I remember you. You beat Sampras. I saw you on TV." That was like, really, how can you remember me? This guy has probably never been off his island and still knows me. I was a little bit shocked. Then I went to play tennis with him because he was actually the tennis teacher. It was nice.

Q. Were you naked at the time in the spa?

ROGER FEDERER: No. It was at the front desk. I didn't walk in naked.
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Re: Maybe it's because I'm a Hamburger

lol, does hamburger have the same meaning there in germany too?
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Re: Re: Maybe it's because I'm a Hamburger

Well, rather like Frankfurter or Berliner, its real use is to refer to an inhabitant of Hamburg. How did they come up with hamburger to refer to the fast food, anyway? Did the meat come from that region?

The Wit and Wisdom of the Tennis Journalist, Indian Wells 2004

ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I remember this one time when I went on a vacation on the Maldives. That was in the year 2001, I think. I went to this spa. I went to walk around with my girlfriend. I walk in, and we want to book a spa. This guy goes, "AHH, I remember you. You beat Sampras. I saw you on TV." That was like, really, how can you remember me? This guy has probably never been off his island and still knows me. I was a little bit shocked. Then I went to play tennis with him because he was actually the tennis teacher. It was nice.

Q. Were you naked at the time in the spa?

ROGER FEDERER: No. It was at the front desk. I didn't walk in naked.
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Did the meat come from that region?
the only thing I know about this is that German emigrants to the USA brought the word "Hamburger Steak" to America. Maybe later, somehow someone got the idea to put the meet between two pieces of bread and the fast-food "Hamburger" developped.
But the thesaurus says that the origin of "Hamburger" is not proven and that therer are many different stories about that.

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Re: Maybe it's because I'm a Hamburger

Thanks Neely, I never knew that. It's like JFK infamous "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech, which I always understood literally translated as "I am a doughnut", or something to that effect. But then I'm guessing the people knew what he was actually saying...

The Wit and Wisdom of the Tennis Journalist, Indian Wells 2004

ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I remember this one time when I went on a vacation on the Maldives. That was in the year 2001, I think. I went to this spa. I went to walk around with my girlfriend. I walk in, and we want to book a spa. This guy goes, "AHH, I remember you. You beat Sampras. I saw you on TV." That was like, really, how can you remember me? This guy has probably never been off his island and still knows me. I was a little bit shocked. Then I went to play tennis with him because he was actually the tennis teacher. It was nice.

Q. Were you naked at the time in the spa?

ROGER FEDERER: No. It was at the front desk. I didn't walk in naked.
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Re: Maybe it's because I'm a Hamburger

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Thanks Neely, I never knew that. It's like JFK infamous "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech, which I always understood literally translated as "I am a doughnut", or something to that effect. But then I'm guessing the people knew what he was actually saying...
They knew.

And Hamburgers don't sing.
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Re: Maybe it's because I'm a Hamburger

Frikadellen, sold in schnell imbissen in Hamburg, are similar to hamburgers only without the bun and you know..... way different but it is ground meat. This is the precurser of the "hamburger" to my understanding.

Also.... my god the two words are NOT pronouced the same. Hamburg and hamburger are not pronounced with the same "a" or "r" or "u" for that matter. It used to make me nutty listening to Pam Shriver with her very flat accent say "Hamburg."

Anyway, the cry of Hamburg is "Hummel Hummel!" I don't think they need a better cheer in the Hansastadt.
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Re: Maybe it's because I'm a Hamburger

isnt it hansEstadt not hansAstadt?
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