Day 122

Posted: February 9, 2014 in A photo a day
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2014-01-29 12.51.09 2014-01-29 15.58.22

My colleague Oliver defended his PhD thesis. One of the loveliest German academic traditions is that your colleagues make you a top hat in the theme of your thesis topic. Oliver talked about wh-islands, so he got an according hat. The little party afterwards featured Sekt (which immediately became a conversation topic – what do you Anglophones call it?) cooled in a snow-filled trash can. Classy!

  1. knile says:

    We’re “supposed” to call it “sparkling wine”, because Champagne is a protected term (PDO/PGI/AOC/etc.) but often “champagne” gets used generically.

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