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Are German nipples the worst?

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Crackerofdoom Fri 03-Apr-20 15:34:22

I just learned the word for nipples in German is Brustwarzen

The literal translation is "breast warts"

Is this the worst direct translation or are there more out there?

Crackerofdoom Fri 03-Apr-20 15:34:54

Sorry, didn't mean to enable voting blush

givemeacall Fri 03-Apr-20 15:35:24

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MissingLinker Fri 03-Apr-20 15:35:59

Thanks OP smile

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Fri 03-Apr-20 15:36:40

I voted anyways op. It’s very funny grin

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Fri 03-Apr-20 15:37:11

Thanks for the giggle.

iklboo Fri 03-Apr-20 15:37:24

Garlic butter is knoblauchbutter

Bananalanacake Fri 03-Apr-20 15:41:24

Leichenwagen is a hearse, translates as Corpse car, so why isn't coffin a Leichenkiste?

Iwannabeadored20 Fri 03-Apr-20 15:42:26

Is the language that literal?

PristineCondition Fri 03-Apr-20 15:45:23

Best thread title I've seen in a long while.

Proper belly laughed


Crackerofdoom Fri 03-Apr-20 15:46:14

I don't want to restrict people to just German translations but they really are awesome! I love this language!

Now I know that bagpipes are a Dudelsack (yodel sack) however, I may have to find myself and my breast warts unreasonable...

LonelyFromCorona Fri 03-Apr-20 15:46:22

@Iwannabeadored20 German is a very literal language

Lots of funny examples here

Contraceptive pill is called Antibabypille!

CheriLittlebottom Fri 03-Apr-20 15:47:00

Oh I love German for this. My favourite is 'handschuh' - gloves.

Neoflex Fri 03-Apr-20 15:47:10

I discovered this when my daughter was born here and I was trying to describe to the pharmacist I needed nipple cream. I looked at her horrified and insisted I didn't have breast warts. She was like, yeah love, I think you do... was so embarrassed when I whacked Linguee out and had to agree I needed the breast watt cream

MashedPotatoBrainz Fri 03-Apr-20 15:49:19

In Swedish athlete's foot is fotsvamp. Literally foot mushrooms.

MashedPotatoBrainz Fri 03-Apr-20 15:50:38

Bur my favourite is the Swedish word for vegetables: grönsaker. Literally 'green things'.

BanKittenHeels Fri 03-Apr-20 15:51:40

This is the content I need.

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Fri 03-Apr-20 15:51:47

I love stuff like this. In Quebec a hot dog is ‘Le chien chaud’

Hingeandbracket Fri 03-Apr-20 15:53:34

Dunno about nipples, but the German for exhaust pipe (on a car) is

Nameisthegame Fri 03-Apr-20 15:54:35

Popty ping (not offial lol ) popty microdon in welsh amuses me

Pangur2 Fri 03-Apr-20 15:56:25

Irish animal names are the best!

SuburbanFraggle Fri 03-Apr-20 15:58:11


That list was fab.

Wait snake = queue
Gender traffic = sex grin

GrumpyHoonMain Fri 03-Apr-20 15:59:26

No Sanskrit is the worst. Over 20-30 words for nipple and most of them prefaced with ‘that place’ lol

SuburbanFraggle Fri 03-Apr-20 16:01:26


No wonder they wrote the kama sutra then

PickleSarnie Fri 03-Apr-20 16:03:18

German for ‘Slug’ is Nacktschnecke which literally translated is ‘naked snail’. i love that one!

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