I like certain German words, sometimes because they are really literal, and other times because they sound, well, funny.
Bagpipe (In honor of St. Pat’s) = Der Dudelsack
Bra = Der Buestenhalter (One wonders why “bra” is masculine [“der”])
Vacuum cleaner = Der Staubsauger (dust sucker – bingo!)
Chewing gum = Der Kaugummi (makes one not want to chew it)
Pork = Das Schweinefleisch (pig meat – Yep, that says it.)
Airplane = Das Flugzeug (flight thing)
Cigarette lighter = Das Feuerzeug (fire thing)
Drum = Das Schlagzeug (beat thing)
Sometimes they fool around the names of people and television programs:
Laurel and Hardy = Dick und Doff (Fat and Stupid)
The Marlo Thomas Television Show, called “That Girl” = “Suess Aber Ein Bisschen Verrueckt” (Sweet but a Little Crazy)
Das ist alles.
Not to worry. There will not be a quiz. We’ll have beer instead.