Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Ich glaube mein Schwein pfeift!!

I have a new favorite saying in German, "Ich glaube mein Schwein pfeift"
If you translate it directly it means, "I think my pig whistles"

HUH?? Yup, apparently when you have a whistling pig, it stresses the importance of how dumb a situation is that someone did or that you are in. Awesome, I am obsessed and it is super fun to say angrily...

Someone cuts me off on the road: "Ich glaube mein Schwein pfeift"
Someone does something that annoys me: "Ich glaube mein Schwein pfeift"
I don't agree with a call the referee makes in a match: "Ich glaube mein Schwein pfeift"
McDonalds is out of my favorite McFlurry flavor: "Ich glaube mein Schwein pfeift"
We lose a tight match: "Ich glaube mein Schwein pfeift"

Haha it's diverse and effective!

I learned this saying and then tried it on my team and after the German girls died laughing, they proceeded to tell me all of the other ones you can use for similar situations. All equally as puzzling when you translate them, but they definitely get the point across haha

"Du hast doch eine Schraube locker" .. you have a loose tire
"Du hast nicht alle Tassen im Schrank" don't have all your cups in the shelf
"Du tickst Wohl nicht richtig" are not ticking right
"Ich zeig dir wo der Frosch seine Locken hat" you where the frog has curls

I'm feeling more and more German every day ;)


Bet you can't guess what day it is? Yep, yet another... GAME DAY!
Tonight we play not for German Cup, not for League but for CEV Europe Challenge Cup
Tonight is the first round against a team I played several times during my years in Slovenia, VK Doprastav Bratislava from Slovakia!
We play them home tonight and next week we travel to play them in their city!

With matches on Saturdays, Wednesdays, Mondays; traveling on Sundays and Fridays.. I have lost ALL sense of feel for what day it is anymore.

While you're waiting for Friday to come along you can watch our match online tonight! 8pm German time!

"This part of life, this part right here...this is called: Character Building" -me.


Random factoid of the week: 'Selfie' was named as word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries. 

Really? Selfie? Yes. That about sums up our generation of social media..yes I am guilty of taking selfies myself and sending them to my friends around the world but I really can not believe it is the word OF THE YEAR! 

"It's frequency in the english language has increased.." ..wait for it, this number is going to blow your mind.. "..SEVENTEEN THOUSAND PERCENT" woah.

Well there's no denying that, so here is my game day selfie in honor of: 


1 comment:

  1. my favorite saying that we had trouble translating is "Ich habe die nase voll" Literally "I have the full nose" or in American.. "I've had it up to here" :)