Delayed Teutonic migration

from F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby (Chapter I) on Rap Genius

Meaning

The Teutons were a Germanic tribe. Nick says that he went on a “delayed” trip to Germany because the United States joined the war late, and also because the war took a bit longer than expected. It could also refer to the teutonic order of knights, comparing WW1 to the crusades.

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