We love our sausage and beer. We have oompah bands and polka festivals. Lots of people in these parts still speak German. In fact, the local high school only teaches two foreign languages; German, and Spanish.
It's not unusual to hear people on the street or in stores speaking German. Which explains the following.
A local rancher driving down a country road noticed a man using his hand to drink water from the rancher's stock pond.
The rancher rolled down the window and shouted: "Sehr angenehm! Trink das Wasser nicht. Die kuehe haben darein geschissen."
Which means: "Glad to meet you! Don't drink the water. The cows have crapped in it."
The man shouted back: "I'm from New York and I'm down here campaigning for Obama. I can't understand you. Please speak in English."
The rancher replied: "Use both hands."