Konversationsabend: Punch and Punch Stories

Wed. Feb. 13, 2019 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Punch and Punchstories will be the Motto for the first KA session of 2019. We will meet on Wednesday, February 13, 6 pm in the Ratskeller at the German Society.
E.T.A. Hoffmann, one of the great German Romanticists, argues very convincingly in his famous novella “The Golden Pot” that nothing warms and inspires as much as starting a winter evening with a glass of hot punch. The story of the archivist Lindhorst and the student Anselmus delivers irrefutable proof of this thesis. On Wednesday the 13th, there will indeed be a glass of punch for everyone at the KA. I hope that will inspire you to share with us some of the jokes and anecdotes you presently like best. There will also be a handout with a selection of “really funny German jokes” (yes, those exist), and a list of puns or, to use the German expression, Wortspiele.
This is Carnival time – maybe, anyone who feels like it, should dress up for a “shabby chic” parade or wear something extravagant that you first bought, never really put on, and perhaps tell us a little anecdote about it. This would be our very own KA Carnival with boombox music to go with it. We might also have someone’s very special birthday to celebrate…
So, let’s brighten up the winter “doldrums” with punch, puns, and fun.
As always – all are invited, all are welcome. Refreshments will be served.
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