We don't say "German" in America

Justin Bieber visited a New Zealand music station last week for an interview, and it seems the Kiwi accent threw him for a loop. The interviewer asks Justin whether or not it's true that "Bieber" is German for "basketball." The word "German" seems to stump the 16-year-old pop star, who insists, "We don't say that in America." So, is it a case of lost in translation, or could Bieber really not know what "German" means? At one point he repeats the word and even looks at it spelled out. Let me know what you think.


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  • 17

    That's what happens when you take the kid out of education and let him believe he is the most important youth in the world!

    • Math
    • August 12, 2010, 2:45 pm
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    - iGreenDay December 5, 2010, 5:51 pm
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    - triclebickle December 5, 2010, 6:30 pm
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    - Jackylegs December 27, 2010, 6:16 am
    C-c-c-combo breakaaa
    - imfrikknbad December 27, 2010, 6:21 am
    - Jackylegs December 27, 2010, 6:25 am
    No, you

    =D
    - bufus101 April 25, 2011, 5:04 am
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  • 12

    omg u hung skinny bill

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  • 7

    Fuck yes My Friend... Fuck yes!
    untitled - we don't say "german" in america

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  • 6

    "What's German mean?" It means you're a dumbass.

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  • 4

    Why are you comparing Michael Jackson to Justin Beaver?! Michael had talent, brains, and a life, wtf are you talking about? o_O

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  • 4

    Fucking Canadians

    • BEASTY
    • April 25, 2011, 4:43 am
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  • 3

    I disagree with the No talent part. It takes EXTREME talent to be as dumb as he is.

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  • 3

    fuckin canadians man, jk about the canadians but still what a fucking dip shit.

    rofl
    - PwnzElite January 9, 2011, 9:44 pm
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  • 3

    Gott Ich hasse bieber
    german for: "god I hate Bieber"

    You get my internets for the day:




    and I'll even throw in a free waffle because it's Justin Bieber bashing:


    - FireRoastedFire February 25, 2011, 12:34 pm
    thank you sir!
    - bioshock123 February 25, 2011, 6:34 pm
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  • 3

    i think the reason he didnt understand was her thought the guy was using it as a verb. like "beiber is german for basketball" he might have taken it like someone would say "beiber is playin some basketball" Dont get me wrong, i hate Beiber, he, his music, and his fame are all crap. But it maybe just a simple misunderstanding. though if he didnt catch it by 20 seconds into the conversation hes just simply retarded.

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  • 3

    Double facepalm.
    double facepalm

    - CallMeGoogle April 25, 2011, 6:14 am
    ;)
    - ClassicDarlingXO April 25, 2011, 6:16 am



    and
    - CallMeGoogle April 25, 2011, 6:20 am
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  • 3

    Vintage Sexism Make Me a Sandwich 3


    Silly boys, all we have to do is make sandwiches (which I'm starting to feel is a euphemism)... Then you buy us jewelry!! I'd rather be a girl any day. Not to mention the multiple O thing.... Suck on THAT.

    XOXO

    GUAHHHH! HOW DID SHE FIND OUT! MAN THE GATES! CALL A MEETING! WE HAVE TO FIGURE THIS ONE OUT! FFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUU!
    - CallMeGoogle April 25, 2011, 8:02 am
    HAHAHA! I pictured the rage face and it made me laugh!
    - ClassicDarlingXO April 25, 2011, 4:39 pm
    Haha.
    - CallMeGoogle April 26, 2011, 6:55 am
    we now sell ourselves for so little.
    - triclebickle June 21, 2011, 5:06 pm
    Damn it, they figured out the system! This area must be purged!
    - Ertrov September 17, 2011, 2:49 pm
    lol
    - ClassicDarlingXO September 18, 2011, 5:56 pm
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  • 2

    Saw this on the news, what an idiot!

    • Lucky
    • August 12, 2010, 10:51 am
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  • 2

    D: He is still alive!? Man.. I want my money back now

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  • 2

    she cant say what we dont say in america!! she's from canada!

    • 720Z
    • March 6, 2011, 12:34 pm
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  • 1

    looooooool

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  • 1

    what a dumbass

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  • 1

    WOW! Balls havn't dropped and no brains.

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  • 1

    No talent, no brains and no life. I feel sorry for him. Sure he is loaded, but he is going to be as screwed up as Michael Jackson. I guess his Mommy never told him what "German" was.

    • r60man
    • August 12, 2010, 2:44 pm
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  • 1

    WOOOOOOOOOW! no balls, no talent and no brain? this kids fucked

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  • 1

    SIC BURN!!

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  • 1

    lol he IS a blonde +3 for the awesome fail lol

    • gryxng
    • August 12, 2010, 4:33 pm
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  • 1

    i have lost faith in the human race

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  • 1

    We know of worse... Attempt to read the story "My Immortal", that will truly make you lose faith in Humanity.

    • Dawn
    • August 12, 2010, 6:29 pm
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  • 1

    its not that he doesn't know wat "German" means (but I doubt he does) he doesn't know wat the phrase "is >insert word< >insert language< for >english word<?"
    i.e:is anime Japanese for animation?

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  • 1

    he also must not know what "gay" means

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  • 1

    Bi(e)ber is the german word for beaver.
    And poor kid. He just keeps on embarrassing himself....
    Someone please help him :-D

    • Curuba
    • August 13, 2010, 3:44 am
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  • 1

    Wow that kid is an idiot....

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  • 1

    you dont say german in america?
    or you dont speak german in america? maybe he meant that

    probably he is not realizing that the rest of the world knows more than he does

    but I wonder why you dont say german in america :'(
    you still hate the german race? it is 65 years ago
    justin probably dont know anything that happend before he was 13

    • Vans
    • August 15, 2010, 2:39 pm
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  • 1

    btw I hate him as much as tokio hotel

    • Vans
    • August 15, 2010, 2:39 pm
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  • 1

    facepalm - we don't say &amp;quot;german&amp;quot; in america

    • ember
    • January 9, 2011, 10:18 pm
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  • 1

    Why has nobody hired an assassin for this "thing" yet?

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  • 1

    Nice. He's got a german name but has no idea.

    • JV34
    • January 17, 2012, 6:49 pm
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  • 1

    is this kid a fucking retard?

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  • 1

    What the hell is "German for basketball"?!?

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