25 May 2007

Cryptic Deunglish



Curious Caption

Matthias sent me this photo, taken in Berlin’s Neuköln district. I didn’t understand it until he told me to read it as a German would, with no regard for the spelling. What comes out is a weird Anglo-Deutsch hybrid. It says:

“Ei (I) luw (love) juh (you), Prinzessin (Princess) Keulchen (little leg of lamb).”

Well, as terms of endearment go “Princess Little Leg of Lamb” has to score points for originality: I guess German’s do love their meat. Let’s hope “Keulchen” was suitably delighted by this very public display of affection.