JFK was not a jelly doughnut!

July 24, 2008

Like many other folks, I had read that John F. Kennedy’s famous line “Ich bin ein Berliner” really should have been translated as “I am a jelly doughnut.” Apparently it’s a matter of interpretation and phrasing, like saying “I am a New Yorker” would not be interpreted as if the speaker were a newspaper. What he intended to say, and what the folks in Berlin interpreted him as saying, was “I am a citizen of Berlin,” speaking in solidarity with them. Link

I just heard Rush just talking about it on the radio, so I checked it out. It was a great little story, though.

And in the same speech, JFK predicted the fall of Soviet tyranny…which was achieved by Ronaldus Magnus, of course.


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