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Wicked German: For the Travelerby Howard Tomb
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From the sneakily successful travel series with over one million copies in print, here is the guide to help travelers gain a foothold in Deutschland. Learn to distinguish between Mettwurst, Fleischwurst, Blutwurst, Schinkenwurst, Touristenwurst, Pinkelwurst, and Zungenwurst. Praise beer like the cognoscenti: "This Malz has a strong oak flavor with a faint almond backwash" and "The tanner, curvaceous Rauchbier displays a fine set of bubbles." Critique Bavarian castles, torment skinheads, and discover all the accepted excuses for backing out of a polka evening.
From the finer points of cultural exchange, such as discussing the cinema ("Why must there be action of any kind in a film? Hollywood's insistence on plot is ridiculous") to making friends in the disco ("I love your black boots/pants/shirt/jacket/hat/lipstick"), this book will make sure no German puts one uber on you again. It's on the Mark.
A humorous guide to German which shows how to distinguish between Schinkenwurst, Mettwurst and Blutwurst, and reveals the excuses for backing out of a polka evening.
KNOWING THE WURSTS
Was für ein Tier ist das?
Which animal was this?
Bitte zeigen Sie mir die Stelle an Ihren Köper.
Please just point to the place on your own body.
Hmm. Das sieht mir nicht besonders schmackhaft/gesund aus.
Hmm. That doesn't look very tasty/healthful.
Habe ich erwähnt, dab ich mich entschlossen habe, Vegetarier zu werden?
Did I mention that I've decided to become a vegetarian?
From the author of the successful Wicked Travel series (over 317,000 copies in print), just the book travelers and students need to gain a foothold in Deutschland. From the finer points of cultural exchange to tormenting skinheads and all the excuses for backing out of a polka evening--this book will make sure no German puts one uber on you again. Illustrations throughout.
About the Author
Howard Tomb is the author of the Wicked Travel books. He also writes for the Sunday Travel Section of the New York Times.
Table of Contents
WELCOME TO GERMANY
ACCOMODATION, FOOD, AND DRINK AND DRINK
ENTERTAINMENT AND NIGHTLIFE
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