Humorous Sound of German Food

Humorous Sound of German Food is from a book by humorist Bill Bryson titled ‘Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe’, page 179-180.

This excerpt is about the humor of the unattractive sound of German words for food -- in a restaurant in Switzerland.


The menu here was in German, too.

It is really the most unattractive language for foodstuffs.

If you want whipped cream on your coffee in much of the German-speaking world, you order it


Now, does that sound like a frothy and delicious pick-me-up,

or does that sound like the sort of thing smokers bring up first thing in the morning?

Here the menu was filled with items that brought to mind the noises of a rutting pig:




(and that was a dessert).


More Humor about the Sound of German.

Humor Ordering Beer in Germany.

Humor About German Teachers that Bill Bryson had in high school.

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