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For brides, funerals or work cartage... this place has got you covered! I don't think the translation sounds as funny as this sign really is in German, but I hope you get the idea. I found it at the recent Rixsdorfer Weihnachtsmarkt. I think it's one of the best in Berlin although it's only open the second weekend of Advent. For more signs, take a look at Signs, Signs.

22 comments:

  1. to my eyes, it looks like an ad for a beer wagon. :)

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  2. Sounds like they aim to please everyone under all circumstances! Brides AND funerals and everything in between, I guess. :)

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  3. Was für eine Kombination! Naja die sind eben für jede Etappe des Lebens da! :)

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  4. This is a very nice night shot, Hal! The only thing is this place will not fulfill my automotive needs. I need a Porsche 911!

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    1. I bet Gustav could work something out for you!

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  5. Oh so that's what it's for! Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  6. Beerdigungs - Automotive? Yes, that's funny:)

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  7. Arbeitsfuhrwesen - what a word! Matches the name of the owner : Gustav! He must be a 100 years old!

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    1. At least someone gets it! Obviously, it is not funny in English. :)

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  8. Looooove the lettering, especially the u of Gustav. Reminds me of my grandparents.

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  9. They have cars and will travel. Fine looking sign.

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  10. Huh! Something lost in translation, imagine that! Humor doesn't always translate well...

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    1. I don't think it's really supposed to be funny. Arbeitsfuhrwesen is a really old fashioned word. I guess they mean you could rent a bus for a special trip at work, but that word makes you think they might show up with a stagecoach or something.

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  11. Whenever I see German words, I find myself counting how many syllables might be involved in that twenty five letter word (or so it sometimes seems!)

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  12. I don't read German, but it's such an old, old business set up for so many outdated traditions...yet the sign is modern and lit!

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  13. For brides and funerals... hmmm...
    I don't know, it sounds not much motivating to me...

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  14. An interesting combination of thoughts on this sign. It was fun reading all these comments. I was wondering if the word "arbeitsfuhrwesen" was the key to the humor. It was the only word I couldn't translate.

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