Due to popular demand, on Sunday, 3 March 2013, the E-Tisch will return to its new location: "Apples Bar" at the ParkHyatt Hotel Hamburg. Here is more information:
Not only are there 45 seats in the bar itself, but the Park Lounge and the Apples Restaurant are in the adjacent rooms. (And any smokers can puff away to their content in the separate Smokers' Lounge around the corner.) The meals at the restaurant itself are a bit pricey, but cheaper dishes can be ordered in the comfort of the lounge.
Curious? Here are the details:
Time: Sunday late afternoon 3 March 2013 starting at 17:00.
Place: "Apples Bar", Bugenhagenstraße 8, 20095 Hamburg (downtown)
Subway ways: U-3 Mönckebergstr. (Or stop at the Hauptbahnhof: it is also not far away! For those with a car, there usually are some spaces in the area on Sundays.)
Price of admission: Zero Euros. (No student discounts available.)
Attendance: Between 30 and 150 people. This time probably 60 or so again ... but who knows? :-)
Chapin, Tom, Steffy, Sylvia, Canadian Bob, and David (and lots of international E-Tisch-people!)
An E-Tisch English lesson for the day (similes and metaphors):
A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two different things, usually by employing the words "like", "as". Even though both similes and metaphors are forms of comparison, similes indirectly compare the two ideas and allow them to remain distinct in spite of their similarities, whereas metaphors compare two things directly. For instance, a simile that compares a person with a bullet would go as follows: "Canadian-Bob was a record-setting runner as fast as a speeding bullet." A metaphor might read something like, "When Canadian-Bob ran, he was a speeding bullet racing along the track."
Many good similes invoke thoughtful imagery. The following similes, however, are bad:
• He was as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical lame duck, either, but a real duck that was actually lame. Maybe from stepping on a land mine or something.
• Fishing is like waiting for something that does not happen very often.
• He was deeply in love. When she spoke, he thought he heard bells, as if she were a garbage truck backing up.
• It hurt the way your tongue hurts after you accidentally staple it to the wall.
• The baseball player stepped out of the box and spit like a fountain statue of a Greek god that scratches itself a lot and spits brown, rusty tobacco water and refuses to sign autographs for all the little Greek kids unless they pay him lots of drachmas.
• The ballerina rose gracefully en pointe and extended one slender leg behind her, like a dog at a fire hydrant.
• The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way a bowling ball wouldn’t.
• The young fighter had a hungry look, the kind you get from not eating for a while.
• It was an American tradition, like fathers chasing kids around with power tools.