How the Turkish diaspora is helping Germany poke fun at ‘Alman’ life

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Germans. Everyone thinks they are terribly punctual, showing up bang on time while wearing socks and sandals. That’s what the word “Alman” implies, anyway – and now, the world knows it too, thanks to internet memes and hashtags mocking those sock-wearing sticklers for timeliness. The alman_memes2.0 Instagram account has practically created a brand out of the term, publishing two books about small-town life of the Ahlmann family. The word Alman is Turkish and that tells us another story that is less about socks and more about society, identity and empowerment. Turks make up Germany’s largest im…

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