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"Wo ist die heilige Kartoffel?"

Translation:Where is the holy potato?

April 3, 2018

47 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HuibRenes

I think this is just a sentence to learn a word, nothing special. (now: rise of the potato believers)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DETERMINATION.

FIRST FOLLOWER!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LandaWalsh

SECOND FOLLOWER!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/endoblin

You thought it was dio, BUT IT WAS ME! POTATIO >:D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ana738550

Ah, so the potato Duo was talking about in the phrase "Möchtet ihr die Kartoffel sehen?" was a holy potato? It finally makes sense now!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dfwgator

Wo ist die heilige Handgranate von Antiochia?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/th00rn
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The horse ate it :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SecretlyAHippo

Help! The horse is eating the holy potato!

That made my day, here's a lingot!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/th00rn
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Thank you :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TimothySch15

Holy cow! Er... Horse!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CarlFilip19

Das Pferd aß sie (es).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gustav_Schmidt

He did indeed, but it was the holly horse.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AztecGator

Das Pferd frasst die heilige Kartoffel. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KZs782070

"Ich glaube an das Pferd..." Kaiser Wilhelm II.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnaSmith507855

This whole section is kind of wacko.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Das_boobs

Where is the holy eggplant is my question..


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OmarHydrah

Next to the holy onion.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shirlgirl007

Ok I'll bite, what is this about? Is it some sort of expression, or idiom?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BogdanTudorB

Ich werde fur euch biete


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Myrrha01

.. beten? Like in "I will pray for you"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Amy1706

There are waaay too many hits on Google on this topic :-) Whoever wrote this sentence may have heard the story posted by the Nürnberger Zeitung in 2010 called "Oh You Holy Potato" referring to two seperate families who both cut into a potato to find the sign of the cross. What?!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Meena156525

Oh you holy potato The potato in this story must have ability to talk , too


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DeanVaksma

I think it's a Terry Pratchett reference


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LokiOdinson4

This is the best Duolingo sentence ever XD


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GRFk9

We of the Church of The Flying Spaghetti Monster reject the false carbohydrate.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/idasoma

I don't think I will ever need to use this vocabulary


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shirlgirl007

You might need to ask a question "Where is the _.".. from time to time. I try to look at the sentence structure, not necessarily the exact words in each sentence...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheSnark

Next to the Holy Handgrenade.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gary54437

And the potato said, "Let there be light!"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dennyrobertson

This is one explanation from Google:

Urban Dictionary: Holy Potato https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Holy Potato Holy Potatounknown. The Holy Potato is made up of three minor potatoes. The Baked Potato, The Sweet Potato, and The Unchanged Potato. The Baked Potato is the being of willpower, The Sweet Potato is the master of wisdom, and The Unchanged Potato is the mind of knowledge. These three spirits combined make the Holy Potato, one organism that lives is the dimension between dimensions.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/k33zee

I know that this is a common Irish phrase, but didn't realize it translated to German also.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Frank395159

Wasn't there a holy pumpkin in the Charlie Brown comics


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LokiOdinson4

"OH GREAT PUMPKIN"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/toperluck

I guess Duo Lingo never heard of collocation.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andrew672970

Oh praised be thou, oh holy potato.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LuisaHuber1

bitte was ist eine heilige Kartoffel?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luis116720

I think that is an error, I think is Pope, no potato


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stenno1

Maybe it is from Doitsuism, a religion based off the Hetalia character Germany, or "Lord Doitsu." The three most sacred items of the Doitsu religion are the potato, wurst, and beer, which form the "Holy Trinity" of the Doitsu religion.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Peter51973

Soooo boring Duolingo


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Myrrha01

Not really! I can imagine a discrete mention of "a potato" in that comic series about the WWII French resistance movement "Alo, alo" ..


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Peter51973

This joke was mildly funny the first time but is just boring and disrespectful to religious people the 100th time.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Neotist

What an absurd statement.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Myrrha01

Yes, it's absurd and that's what makes it funny because you'd normally expect other things to be "holier than" an ordinary potato! That's how a comic effect is produced.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Myrrha01

Ich finde es komsich! "The holy potato"; "They wanted to see the potato"! Duo carries on with this playful innuendo as if they're hinting at something else rather than a garden vegetable i.e. as if it's a code name for some illegal stuff! This cracks me up every time there's a mention of "a potato"! A holy potato, of all things!

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