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Germany’s eight wurst sausage sayings

Germany's eight wurst sausage sayings
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Germany's love of sausages is well-known and this passion for wurst has also filtered into the German language. The Local takes a look at the finest meat-related idioms.

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With the country claiming to have over 1,500 types of sausage from Bratwurst and Bockwurst, to Weißwurst and Grünwurst (green sausage), it is hardly surprising that the humble sausage plays a significant role in the rich tapestry of German idioms.  

Discover why someone would behave like a liver sausage, or why something could be “all sausage” to you. The Local List dishes up eight sausage sayings revealing exactly how the sausage gets made.

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