claredunnedunne:

clawfoottub:

catladyinwaiting:

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”.

Man it is all about the glühbirne (glowing pear: lightbulb), the luftkissenschiff (air cushion ship: hovercraft), and the Reißverschluss (rising closer: zip).

(Source: iraffiruse, via guy)