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German men told they can no longer stand and deliver (The "Sitzpinkler" rumors are TRUE!!)
news.telegraph ^ | August 18, 2004 | Kate Connolly

Posted on 12/19/2004 12:19:04 PM PST by gobucks

German men are being shamed into urinating while sitting down by a gadget which is saving millions of women from cleaning up in the bathroom after them.

The Water Closet (restroom) ghost, a £6 voice-alarm, reprimands men for standing at the lavatory pan. It is triggered when the seat is lifted. The battery-operated devices are attached to the seats and deliver stern warnings to those who attempt to stand and urinate (known as "Stehpinkeln").

"Hey, stand-peeing is not allowed here and will be punished with fines, so if you don't want any trouble, you'd best sit down," one of the devices orders in a voice impersonating the German leader, Chancellor Gerhard Schroder. Another has a voice similar to that of his predecessor, Helmut Kohl.

The manufacturers of the WC ghost, Patentwert, say they are ready to direct their gadgets at the British market.

Their prototype English-speaking WC ghost says in an American drawl: "Don't you go wetting this floor cowboy, you never know who's behind you. So sit down, get your water pistol in the bowl where it belongs. Ha, ha, ha."

They also plan to copy the voices of Tony Blair and the Queen.

So far 1.8 million WC ghosts have been sold in German supermarkets.

But Klaus Schwerma, author of Standing Urinators: The Last Bastion of Masculinity? doubts whether it will ever be possible to convert all men.

"Many insist on standing, even though it leads to much marital strife," he said.

In German, the phrase for someone who sits and urinates, a "Sitzpinkler", is equivalent to "wimp".


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Germany
KEYWORDS: europe; feminism; sitzpinkler; urinals
I saw another article here at FreeRepublic about Sitzpinklers but didn't believe it until I found this .... Europe is in deep, deep trouble.

I believe that William Jefferson Clinton is a Sitzpinkler.

1 posted on 12/19/2004 12:19:05 PM PST by gobucks
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To: gobucks

I believe there is a similar proposal for the US Navy.


2 posted on 12/19/2004 12:22:06 PM PST by hlmencken3 ("...politics is a religion substitute for liberals and they can't stand the competition")
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To: NYC GOP Chick

Ping!


3 posted on 12/19/2004 12:22:14 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (Am Yisrael Chai!)
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To: gobucks

It's just a joke. There are plenty of similar, silly things in the US that are equally if not more outrageous.

Surpringly there are a large majority of them in Utah.


4 posted on 12/19/2004 12:22:28 PM PST by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit (When you are driving toward a wall, you probably should not accelerate.)
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To: APFel; mjbowers

ping.


5 posted on 12/19/2004 12:22:51 PM PST by gobucks (http://oncampus.richmond.edu/academics/classics/students/Ribeiro/laocoon.htm)
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To: gobucks
i bet a LOT of these things get pizzed on...
6 posted on 12/19/2004 12:23:06 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - Dubya... F**K YEAH!!!)
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To: gobucks
The Water Closet (restroom) ghost, a £6 voice-alarm, reprimands men for standing at the lavatory pan. It is triggered when the seat is lifted. The battery-operated devices are attached to the seats and deliver stern warnings to those who attempt to stand and urinate (known as "Stehpinkeln").
Fine. I'll piss all over the seat then.
7 posted on 12/19/2004 12:23:54 PM PST by bikepacker67 ("This is the best election night in history." -- DNC chairman Terry McAuliffe 11/2/04 8pm)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

I dunno .... I sense it is not a joke at all. I mean in the sense that this 'humor' has any legs at all to start with.

Here's why. The fact this stuff can even be sold in Europe is the joke. Trying to sell that stuff here would never work....


8 posted on 12/19/2004 12:24:40 PM PST by gobucks (http://oncampus.richmond.edu/academics/classics/students/Ribeiro/laocoon.htm)
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To: hlmencken3

Please, tell me you are kidding!


9 posted on 12/19/2004 12:25:42 PM PST by exnavychick (Just my two cents, as usual.)
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To: gobucks

"I believe that William Jefferson Clinton is a Sitzpinkler."
He better be, with his staining proclivities...


10 posted on 12/19/2004 12:25:49 PM PST by GSlob
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To: gobucks

Article is over four months old.

Previously posted, previously posted and previously posted.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/search?SX=41c5e91bdfb6cce1ca930c22d88c7265eb770ac2;m=all;o=time;q=deep;s=stand%20and%20deliver;t=-1


11 posted on 12/19/2004 12:26:23 PM PST by Prime Choice (Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! ...And no, my powers can only be used for Good.)
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To: gobucks

If I encountered this situation I'd pee on the floor


12 posted on 12/19/2004 12:28:03 PM PST by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN (NO PRISONERS!!)
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To: gobucks

I don't think my local Rod & Gun Club are going to stop labelling the restrooms 'Setters' and 'Pointers' at the annual banquet!

For the benefit of visiting Germans, we'll have to post a "Sitzpinklern Verboten!" sign in the Men's.


13 posted on 12/19/2004 12:28:07 PM PST by headsonpikes (Spirit of '76 bttt!)
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To: gobucks

As the mother of a male child, I've had to deal with men who can't aim. Don't the Germans get similar training, or is it too Freudian?


14 posted on 12/19/2004 12:28:08 PM PST by GVnana (If I had a Buckhead moment would I know it?)
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To: bikepacker67
Fine. I'll piss all over the seat then.

And their stupid voice-alarm. Can anyone doubt that feminists want to emasculate men?

15 posted on 12/19/2004 12:29:08 PM PST by gitmo (Thanks, Mel. I needed that.)
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To: gobucks

The Euroweenies invented a nagging toilet seat?


16 posted on 12/19/2004 12:29:29 PM PST by etcetera (Where ever there are Muslims, there are problems.)
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To: CROSSHIGHWAYMAN

I would find the damn mechanism and rip it out.

Remember when cars used to nag us? That didn't last long. Real Americans would never let a TOILET nag us!


17 posted on 12/19/2004 12:29:39 PM PST by freedumb2003 (When does the Revolution start? I'm going for a bike ride for a while. Please fill me in later.)
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To: gobucks

I'm drawing a line in the head over this.


18 posted on 12/19/2004 12:30:23 PM PST by Semper Paratus
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