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.

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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

MIT SCHLAG.

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:

KNOBLAUCHBROT,

SCHWEINSKOTELETT IHERER WAHL,

SCHLAGOBERS

(and that was a dessert).

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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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