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  1. In German the word for queue is "Schlange". It's the same word for the word "snake". "In der Schlange stehen" means "standing in the queue". Translating it literally it means "standing in the snake". I'm happy that the snake population in Germany is low enough that this expression doesn't mean anything bad except for wasting time.

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    1. @adiwan I grew up in rural Florida where standing in the snake was a real issue and I’m disturbingly comfortable around snakes as a result.

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      1. @zeldatra I guess Florida does something to a human on a deep psychological level that the extraordinary becomes the mundane.

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        1. @adiwan Florida Man is the way he is because it was the only way to survive Florida.

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          1. @zeldatra Blue Oyster Cult claim that Florida is the way it is because of an ancient curse on the conquistadores https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIdntHAhTv0 #

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