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'''"Ich bin ein Berliner"''' was [[John F. Kennedy]]'s famous statement to the beleagured citizens of West [[Berlin]] during the height of the [[Cold War]].
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'''"Ich bin ein Berliner"''' was [[John F. Kennedy]]'s famous statement on June 26, 1963, to the beleagured citizens of West [[Berlin]] during the height of the [[Cold War]].
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This expression can be wilfully mistaken to mean "I am a [[Berliner|donut]]", and the grammatically correct thing for Kennedy to have said is actually "Ich bin Berliner" meaning "I am a person from Berlin". It is fairly clear that this was in fact his intended meaning at the time.
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Revision as of 08:29, 12 April 2007

"Ich bin ein Berliner" was John F. Kennedy's famous statement on June 26, 1963, to the beleagured citizens of West Berlin during the height of the Cold War.

This expression can be wilfully mistaken to mean "I am a donut", and the grammatically correct thing for Kennedy to have said is actually "Ich bin Berliner" meaning "I am a person from Berlin". It is fairly clear that this was in fact his intended meaning at the time.


See also