Toll! Es gefällt mir, dem so viele Leute hier Deutsch sprechen. We ran into 'dutzen' and 'sietzen' occasionally during my 3 years in Stuttgart. I'm pretty sure they're real words. (I found them spelled that way in a google search.) And now for my 2 favorite excerpts from German class: Wenn Fliegen fliegen hinter Fliegen, fliegen fliegen Fliegen fliegen Fliegen hinterher. (Say that 5 times fast.) A joke which is much better when spoken: Q. What comes between fear (vier) and sex (sechs)? A. Fünf -Rachel >In the context of "Wir sind Freunde; wir 'dutzen' uns." or "Er ist mein >Chef. Ich muss ihn 'zeetzen'." ("We're friends, we can use 'du'". or "He's >my boss. I must use 'Sie' when speaking to him.") > >I know "dutzen" is "dozen", so that's definitely not the way it's spelled, >but I can't even figure out if they're real words or something colloquial.