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August 31st, 2013, 14:20
The Mule isn't a symbol for being smart in the German language. It is aymbol for a beast of burden, for an animal that can transport goods.
A similar thing is true for the Jackal : In Germany (and probably in other countries as well), people aren't aware that the Jackal is a symbol for proudness in african cultures. An echo of it can be found in Peter Gabriel's song "Come, talk to me" : "… the jackal, proud and tight …"
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