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None of my students have heard of William Tell. That wouldn't bother me too much, after all they're in school to learn things, but a couple of the staff didn't either.
 

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None of my students have heard of William Tell. That wouldn't bother me too much, after all they're in school to learn things, but a couple of the staff didn't either.
come on, that's either german literature or swiss mysticism

... sure about that title?

... and it's wilhelm, because if you insist otherwise i have to call you matthias
 

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None of my students have heard of William Tell. That wouldn't bother me too much, after all they're in school to learn things, but a couple of the staff didn't either.
Would they recognize this?


I bet they wouldn't hear what I hear somewhere in there, which is... "Hi-yo, Silver! Away!"
 

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Most of my Classical Music knowledge was from Quaker Puffed cereals, Lone Ranger and Bugs Bunny Cartoons.
 

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Nothing could please me more!
it's just curiosity - why? mackeon doesn't sound like you got too many germanic ancestors (but then there is of course the gemtleman who put his foot on the moon first)
 

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This version of William Tell by French writer Antoine-Marin Lemierre inspired Americans in the Our Revolution and the French in the French Revolution.


During the Enlightenment, the small democratic state of Switzerland aroused considerable interest among philosophers and politicians. Plots against the French monarchy and Jacobin assemblies were likened to the secret pact signed at the Rütli. The Tell tyrannicide was also used to justify the guillotining of Louis XVI.

In 1766, the French writer Antoine-Marin Lemierre (1733-1793) wrote a play inspired by William Tell. The success of the work – which propagates the image of a hero freeing his people from the yoke of monarchy – made Tell a household name in France.

The Swiss hero even crossed the Atlantic where the concept of the warrior fighting for national independence found favour in the colonies during the American Revolution of 1776.
 

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That's Mattias McKeon, no a in McKeon, I'm not some Scottish person.
sorry, that's my fault, i know you've got no A. no H in matt(h)ias? there usually is one but i understand why english speaking parents might drop it (it's certainly not part of a TH)
the second one is strange but the other three are okay - just click the corresponding button to the left
 
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