Hannemann, geh du voran

Hannemann, Geh Du Voran! That (in)famous German Saying

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“Even today, the old Swabian saying is used routinely in Germany: “Hannemann, you go ahead!” The implication is, “I don’t want to rush into something dangerous. Hannemann, you do it!” “Don’t stick your neck out! Let Hannemann take the brunt of the trouble!”

 

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