actual german compound nouns:
Staubsauger (vaccuum cleaner, literally “DUST SUCKER”)
Vorhang (curtain, literally “HANGS IN FRONT”)
Wasserkocher (kettle, literally “WATER BOILER”)
I smile every time I remember German birth control pills are called “antibabypillen”. Though in the interest of fairness, “fireplace”.
Welcome to Germany
An abridged version of xkcd’s ‘Frequency’ of actions (Averages) around the world, check out the longer version. [x]
It’s interesting to see something so incredibly huge, like deaths/births per minute displayed so simply.