Tuesday, February 21, 2012

One pretty picture and one pun

Aside from being completely frozen while we were there, Hamburg is a beautiful city. It was great to be surrounded by water (or ice as our case was), and the sunsets over the port didn't hurt the image at all. 
 
but one thing that I enjoyed ever more about the city, was Hamburg's sense of humor. I don't know if you've caught this yet, but I love puns. Like in a completely ridiculously, how do I still have friends kind of way. And I do not discriminate based on language. So when we ran across some Hamburg trash cans with little pithy catch phrases, I knew it was love (with the city, not the trash). 
 
For those non-German speakers out there - a little explanation: Trash in German is Müll and millionaire is Millionär. The sentence "Ich wär so gerne Millionär" means "I'd like to be a millionaire." Except this trash can changed "millionär" to "Müllionär." Get it, Müll - Müllionär. It's a trash can and wants to be a trash-ionaire! Ok... if I have to keep explaining it's probably never going to make sense. 

4 comments:

Kristen Hicks said...

Hahah, also for those not super "Millionär" savvy, here's the original inspiration for this trash can... "Millionär" by Die Prinzen! Love this, Emily. Thanks for sharing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAKVsHjmKY4&feature=related

Unknown said...

Ich liebe es!

Unknown said...

Ich liebe es!

Alex Butts said...

Ugh dying to get to Hamburg because I love Munich so much and everyone in my area laughs and asks if I've been to Hamburg. The sense of humor makes it even more enticing! And I'm so proud of my weak German skills and actually understanding the pun right now, you have no idea

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