Mecklenburgische Kleinseenplatte (middle of nowhere)


    “‘All through the winter of ’43 we had translators working, in joke-proof conditions, to try and produce a German version of the joke. They worked on one word each for greater safety. One of them saw two words of the joke and spent several weeks in hospital. But apart from that things went pretty quickly, and we soon had the joke by January, in a form which our troops couldn’t understand but which the Germans could…’
    ‘So, on July 8th, I944, the joke was first told to the enemy in the Ardennes…’
    ‘Tell the … joke.’
    ‘Wenn ist das Nunstruck git und Slotermeyer? Ja! … Beiherhund das Oder die Flipperwaldt gersput!'” (Monty Python)