Say What?

It’s a challenge to participate in the GPP Street Team Crusade No. 7 when you’re not an English speaker. But maybe I have one or two sayings which also work in English.

  • “This one’s good, you don’t even need to taste it” (Dersch guad, den brauchetse ned probiire) – within our group of friends this is a standing term for our favorite Alsacian sparkling wine (Crémant d’Alsace). This is because every year, we go to Alsacia for a long weekend and buy large amounts of Riesling and Crémant at always the same winery. Of course, we taste the new vintage. And although we never leave without a considerable amount of cartons, the lady says this same phrase every time when we want to taste her Crémant. It’s just hilarious. Of course, it’s really a good Crémant, and we would actually buy it unseen, but it just cracks us up every year.
  • “Creative parking” is synonimous for “reckless parking” after a colleague used this term in our company’s intranet forum.

That’s all I have come up with for now, but I am really enjoying the lists and stories of other crusaders. Thanks, Michelle, for the great theme!

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6 thoughts on “Say What?

  1. sigrid – i forget not all our crusaders speak english as their first language! thank you for joining in and sharing your sayings. now i’m surious about how your favorite wine tastes! i’m adding your link now, thanks again.

  2. Omigosh, I love the creative parking! We always say creative driving! Two minds thinking alike! Your phrases are great!

  3. this is such a cute post! especially since you’re trying to translate for us English-only-speakers! I’m gonna use the line “this one is so good, you don’t even have to taste it” on my family when I’m trying to feed them dinner, lol!
    And I LOVE “creative parking”…I do that every day, it’s the only way I know how to park!

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