the old Fritz and Voltaire^^...
Frederick II. really was an interesting person, an enlighted but absolute monarch, a composer and poet but militarist...
I also love the part "Are you always that dumb or were you making a special effort for me today?"
Ah, history lessons would be much more funny and interesting with comic strips like this^^ You're doing a great job!
(oh yeah, Frederick's German skills... I once read some of his personal notes and just thought "what the..., that's supposed to be German ?!" XD
There's a quote about this: "How could someone be that bad at German [language], but be such a great German [man] ?", meaning Frederick II.
He's said to have stated himself, he could talk German "only like a coachman"^^)
One of my "favourites" is also "Al Mosen wirtschaft"...
But Frederick the Great also had some sense of humor, for e.g., he once answered a request of a business man named Wind with "I already have enough wind in my country, I do not need anymore" (Frederick II. used the term "wind" to describe something which was most likely without much success^^). Or did you know already ?
I was in Vienna once, and I can confirm, austrian coachmen speak proper German (never met anyother coachmen)^^