Bit of a faux pas yesterday. Out for lunch with some friends, we were seated near the window at the front of the cafe. As we were eating, a party of 4 pensioners came by in the street and looked at the menu in the window and then rather obviously started to look at the food on our plates - we assumed they were assessing the quality, but not being very subtle. We all had a bit of a giggle over it. They wandered on, but then turned and came back and came in, so we had to stifle our giggles a bit. As the waitress seated them (at a nearby table) it became apparent that they were German, with limited English. I reckoned that explained it - if you can't understand the menu too well, you look at the food to see what it's like... Anyway, time passed and we got talking about the whole Olympic torch thing and my friend was saying it seemed a shame that such a long tradition was being politicised, so I showed off my new found knowledge (learned on this very forum...) with "Oh, no, it's not that ancient, it was all thought up by Hitler and Goebbels...." And then all my friends gave me a look, and I tailed off a bit. And then one friend whispered "don't mention the war!" and we had to stifle giggles all over again. I have no idea if they heard me, but I felt a right dork!