Johann Georg August Galletti
Galletti was born in Altenburg. His fame is not based on his merits as an academic, but on his reputation as the creator of a few hundreds of stylistic howlers, becoming a legend as Kathederblüten (teacher's howlers) originated during his time as a professor at the Ernestine Gymnasium in Gotha. He was known as the "absent-minded professor of Gotha" and died there aged 77.
Some Kathederblüten of Galletti:
- After the Battle of Leipzig you could see horses with three, four, or even more legs shot off running loose all over the countryside.
- Deiotarus was his father's son.
- Indeed, Councillor, I am well pleased with Blädner, but with Seifert not at all; but at least he's better than Blädner.
- So you think that history is as easy as playing schnapsen? Ha! You can learn history in a flash, but learning schnapsen takes years of hard graft.
- The African Lion usually grows up to the age of ten, and from then on, its size simply increases.
- Alexander would have gone on to conquer all Asia; but he's going to die soon.
- And thus, there ensued an entire war on page 94.
- I've exited the monk too early. His exit doesn't come earlier than right now.
- Today, I'm once again seeing so many students that aren't there!
- Watch out, I'm going to slap you if you aren't disobedient at once!
- Charlemagne won as often against the Saxons that in the end they wouldn't even wait for it any-more.
- Among the masterpieces of Demosthenes, we have his celebrated speech on the wreath. This speech is well known to begin with the immortal words: "Which rascal is throwing spit wads here again?"
- And you, Schäfer, you don't belong amongst decent people at all. Come to me at the lectern in front.
- The Persians cried out loud: "Good Lord Jesus, the Athenians are coming!" and threw themselves into the sea.
- The Venetian constitution is a mixed aristocracy which it is very difficult to get out of again.
- The pig is justly named that way, for it is a very dirty animal.
- The soldiers threw their weapons away and said: "pardon [me]". ("asking for pardon" means "asking for quarter" in German)