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The Atomic Punk

That’s more Bavarian then German, but then again, most Americans (and other nations as well) think immediately “Beer, Lederhosen and Oktoberfest” when they hear Germany – despite the fact that Germany consists of many different ethnic groups with sometimes very different cultural traits. (just FYI)

Meine Großeltern waren aus Bayern. However, we learned “Hauptdeutsch” at home. And it is Oktoberfest! Which, yes, means bier und bratwurst! Pretzels, bierocks. We have a fast food chain called Runza that serves bierocks, but calls them Runzas for marketing.

Fun Fact 1: The Wolpertinger is a Bavarian mythical creature that was invented in the 19th century and assembled from body parts of different animals to be sold to gullible tourists. Typical how this crowd treats its main “enemy” – the wretched North German (better known as “Preiss” or “Saupreiss”).

I’ll have to start calling my “Junker” friends “Saupreiss.”

Fun Fact 2: In Lower Bavaria (whose inhabitants can be jocularly compared to “rednecks”) the Wolpertinger is called “Oibadrischl“. Maybe a new favorite German word for you?!

I have heard it called Oibadrischl before. Just doesn’t have the same ring as Wolpertinger.


PS: Just to make sure: No offense meant against any ethnicity, nationality or whatever! I’m just ragging here!!!

Serbian-German mix here.