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"Welches Schweinderl hätten'S denn gern?"  
von Viking, 2009-08-10, 04:23  like dislike  Spam?  24.11.164....
Briefly, please, what's the meaning of this quote and what's its derivation and usage in Germany?

Which one of the piggy banks would you like?  #452637
von Wuffke (DE), Last modified: 2009-08-10, 04:39  like dislike  Spam?  
It's a quote from a back then very popular quiz show hosted by Robert Lembke. The guest had the choice of 3 different piggy banks and got for each wrong answer of the candidates 5 marks. The candidates had to find out the guest's profession. The show was called: Heiteres Beruferaten.
Antwort:  #452638
von Wuffke (DE), 2009-08-10, 04:33  like dislike  Spam?  
That Robert Lembke show was very similar to the U.S. 1950-1967 TV show "What's My Line?"  #452639
von mwk (US), 2009-08-10, 04:37  like dislike  Spam?  
Not sure if this comment is helpful or not. I watched "What's My Line" on Sunday evenings together with my girl friend, who actually knew one of the panelists personally and would never let me forget this amazing fact.
And now we stand equally amazed :)  #452680
von pierznj (AU), 2009-08-10, 10:28  like dislike  Spam?  
Welches Schweinderl hätten's denn gern?  #452787
von Viking, 2009-08-10, 13:26  like dislike  Spam?  24.11.164....
"And now we stand equally amazed"--is this how you would use it?  

To express surprise, assuming everyone would recognize the quotation?  

Or would only people from a certain generation get it?
I was making a little joke in response to mwk's girlfriend. Nothing to do with the quote.  #452796
von pierznj (AU), 2009-08-10, 13:41  like dislike  Spam?  
But if you are asking about that phrase, everyone would understand it perfectly, but saying something like, "I stand amazed" has a comically exaggerated, ironic effect. People would know you didn't, er, quite mean it.

"I stand corrected" is a more common, and not ironic use of that type of expression.
In good standing  #452808
von Viking, 2009-08-10, 13:46  like dislike  Spam?  24.11.164....
Sorry I missed the bit about his gf.  I hadn't had any coffee yet.  

I stand amazed is pretty hyperbolic and comic in English, yes.  Very Victorian.  "You amaze me, Sir!"  "I am all amazement."

"Stand corrected" is of course a totally different expression, but also quite infrequent these days, at least in American English.

And now I'll stand down.

My bad. Shoulda used the conventional mwk:  #452813
von pierznj (AU), 2009-08-10, 13:50  like dislike  Spam?  
I stand chastened and ashamed, sir.
pieznj: I got a good laugh this morning out of your comment.  #452844
von mwk (US), 2009-08-10, 14:54  like dislike  Spam?  
But perhaps one shouldn't out old flames on a public forum like that.... :-)
old flames  #452848
von Viking, 2009-08-10, 15:01  like dislike  Spam?  24.11.164....
One should put out old flames, but not out them.
old flames need no putting out, sadly  #452855
von pierznj (AU), 2009-08-10, 15:10  like dislike  Spam?  
You know that when you have coffee with them four years later.

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