Ten German body parts
Published: 23 May 2013 13:35 GMT+02:00
The German language has some rather colourful terms for describing parts of the human body. Turn to The Local List this week for a few anatomical alternatives.
While English has plenty of phrases to describe our extra folds of flesh, including bingo wings and muffin tops, Germans tend to err on the meatier side – “Kummerspeck” being a firm favourite here at The Local.
So close your mouth chew slat, stop picking your smell cob, brush your neck carpet to one side and click through to our list of ten body parts, German style.
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