The Germans like to stick words together to make even longer words. Here is a German video which actually picks fun at that. It’s hilarious even if you don’t understand it!
Many German words can be a bit of a mouthful for foreigners to pronounce. Happily, we can take comfort from the fact that there are some English words that the Germans find challenging, as you will see in this video.
I posted a review of this book some time ago, but I recently re-read it and decided it was worthy of another mention.
The book title is “German Men Sit Down To Pee And Other Insights Into German Culture”. The title says it all and the book takes a jovial look at the Germans and their often strange mannerisms.
The authors of the book are Irishman, James Cave, and a German, Niklas Frank, so the facts have been checked by a native.
I know this is not unique, but it always makes me chuckle. We stumbled upon this one in a quaint little town by the river, but unfortunately I cannot remember which one! For those who do not speak German, here is a translation:
Stone Dry = Sun
Stone Wet = Rain
Stone Moving = Storm
Stone fell Down = Earthquake
Stone Invisible = Fog
Stone White = Snow
Stone Under Water = High Water
I mentioned in a previous blog posting a Kindle book I was reading and I promised to give an update on it once I had finished reading it so here we go…
The book is “German Men Sit Down To Pee And Other Insights Into German Culture” and as you will guess from that, it is a jovial look at the Germans and their unique ways. It is written by James Cave, a well travelled Irishman with experience of German life, and Niklas Frank, a German who is experienced in dealing with bewildered expats.
I found this pop at the British obsession with German Christmas markets rather amusing…!