'A Frenchman or Russian could not have written that.
It is the German who is so uncourteous to his verbs'
arthur conan doyle - a scandal in bohemia
... and Mr. Sherlock Holmes was right saying that.
Mr. Doyle surely did know that we'll never reach the sweet tongue of native narratives.
So I apologize for this uncourteousness If you should encounter it.
It's the germans nature. :D