One of the greatest national misstereotypes is that the Germans have no sense of humour.
When they have the funniest language in the 6,500 spoken around the world.
English can be a hoot too, by the way.
And what is my yardstick?
Well, the rude words you find in the dictionary (schoolboys are the best judge of this I think you’ll find).
And I’m reminded here of when the Son and Heir asked me shortly after we had relocated to Ireland to tell him some dirty words.
I dare say because he didn’t want to be caught out st school.
I recall being tricked on the bus home when I was asked if I was a homosapien…
To which the 10-year-old Jimmy obviously said ‘No’.
Back to the Son and Heir and he could probably teach me some dirty words now.
Now what were we talking about again?
Ah, yes, those funny Germans.
I have been onto them ever since my first trip to Germany, for the Oktoberfest when I was 19, and I returned when I was 20.
I noticed straight off (I have a radar for such things) that they put fahrt at the end of many of their words.
And my eagle eyes honed in on the sign in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Bavaria.
Wanktunnel… I didn’t see that coming.
But there it was, a big sign for the erection (warning, there will be plenty of this) of the tunnel.
Which is due to be finished off next year.
Now I did a few mountains on my Topflight www.topflight.ie trip to Ehrwald, Tirol and Garmische-Partenkirchen.
I had a Zugspitze, a Berwang… but I didn’t have a Wank.
I don’t know why, I imagine you feel breathless after it.
Its 1780m climb.
Still you can relax at the peak in the Wankhaus.
Now the website is all in German but there are pictures…
Of a beautiful mountain hut where I dare say they boast any number of different-sized, coloured and shaped sausages.
And serve some meaty treats in the restaurant too.
Now that I’ve got a warning sign for surfing the net for Wank and am anticipating some dodgy emails, I’ll just leave you with this challenge.
Can you find me the Selbstbefriedigung Mountain in Germany?
They find this a lot funnier in Germany than we do their name.
If you like your toilet humour I’ll get to work on loo signs around the world.
But for now here are some Austrian loo thoughts… https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/2019/10/01/austrian-toilet-humour/ And https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/2019/10/03/__trashed/