December 28, 2006

Schnappi.

Das kleine Krokodil:



(Via Metafilter.)

18 comments:

Daryl Herbert said...

I thought it was the French who were obsessed with Egyptians and the Germans were into Cowboys and Indians and the T.V. show "Dallas."

These Europeans should stick to their stereotypes; otherwise Americans who don't want to put a lot of effort into figuring out what they're up to might get confused. I know I am.

tjl said...

Oh no, Schnappi's little ditty is one of those tunes that is totally maddening because you can't get it out of your head.

Ann Althouse said...

Chez Althouse, we laugh every time the chorus comes up.

Anonymous said...

Wenn ich das Wort Krokodil höre, erreiche ich bereits für mein Luger.

sonicfrog said...

Althouse ist wie ein Kasten Schokoladen...

corporate law drudge said...
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corporate law drudge said...

'Raus mit dir, Schnappi,Schnappi, Schnappi, Schnappi ... ACH!!!! Schnappi ist kein Krokodil. Schnappi ist ein Ohrworm!

Tim Buck 2 said...

ann, you must have been running out of stuff to post, as this has been around for ages!
ps: leute, wenn ihr's denn schon mit dem deutschen probieren müsst, dann doch bitte sehr richtig...

Ann Althouse said...

Tim: It was just up on Metafilter yesterday, and I'd never seen it before. My standard here was that it made us laugh a lot.

bearbee said...

Had to go hunt out a translation and also found that "schnappen" is slang-word, means actually to bite but without hurting.:

I am Schnappi, the little crocodile,
I live in Egypt, right next to the Nile,
first I lived in an egg,
but then shnapped my way free

chorus
Schni-schna-schnappi schnappi-schnappi-schnapp
.....

I am Schnappi the little crocodile
have sharp teeth and mighty many of them
I shnap what's there to shnap
I shnap and am good at it

chorus

I am Schnappi the little crocodile
I love to shnap, that's my favourite play
I sneak up to mum
and show her how well I shnap

chorus

I am Schnappi the little crocodile
I'm never tired of shnapping
I shnap daddy's leg
and then just fall asleep

chorus

bearbee said...

I had to hunt out a translation and also found that "schnappen" is slang-word, means actually to bite but without hurting.:

I am Schnappi, the little crocodile,
I live in Egypt, right next to the Nile,
first I lived in an egg,
but then shnapped my way free

chorus
Schni-schna-schnappi schnappi-schnappi-schnapp
.....

I am Schnappi the little crocodile
have sharp teeth and mighty many of them
I shnap what's there to shnap
I shnap and am good at it

chorus

I am Schnappi the little crocodile
I love to shnap, that's my favourite play
I sneak up to mum
and show her how well I shnap

chorus

I am Schnappi the little crocodile
I'm never tired of shnapping
I shnap daddy's leg
and then just fall asleep

chorus

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sonicfrog said...

Ann, you must be doing something right. It only took ten comments before a troll crawled out from under the network bridge!

tjl said...

What is it about the seemingly harmless animated crocodile that drove Derve over the edge? Does Schnappi's little song have some secret power that affects susceptible minds?

tjl said...

What is it about the seemingly harmless animated crocodile that drove Derve completely over the edge? Does Schnappi's happy little song conceal some secret power to inflame susceptible minds?

Kev said...

Ha, that was great! I remember when the song came out a few years ago, but I'd never seen the video before.

Anonymous said...

Schnappi aß nicht die Fliege. Es muß eine amerikanische Fliege gewesen sein.

Todd said...

I don't think crocodiles eat flies...

[My German is a little rough, did Theo just say the samt thing?]