Genric Holiday Post (a Bit of Best of, a bit of Christmas Books)

Monika Huebner mo.hue at
Sun Jan 4 10:56:39 EST 2004

On Sun, 4 Jan 2004 00:46:11 +1100, "Sally Odgers"
<sodgers at> wrote:

>My husband and I find this fascinating when we watch "Inspector Rex" with
>subtitles. The characters will say a lot, but there will be just a few words
>on screen. I think the subtitles are sometimes a fairly free translation,

They usually are, but the English sentences don't need to be as long.

>I know a few German words when I hear them and don't always see them
>reflected on the screen. We are always puzzled when the word "Rex" appears
>in subtitles, since it sounds more or less the same in German and English!

It's exactly the same, we just don't roll our r's. And I really don't
know why German shepherd dogs are always called "Rex". ;-)


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