Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Words that sound funny in German

Sometimes you are in the grocery store, minding your own business, only to be confronted by:

What is Muffin Hell? For me it would be only Banana Nut Muffins being available.

(I think Muffins Hell means Light Muffins)

Or maybe you are at the Garden Center when you see:

Nutzpumpen has something to do with hoses (literally, utilizable pump). Sure.


Sibermond said...

Like in "Helles Brot", "hell" means, that most/ all farina is from wheat

Beth said...

Hell most definitely means light, but light in color usually. It has no reference to wheat.

brunsonmark said...

how about the classic funny-sounding word/phrase "Fahrtgasse" which I think means driving lane.