Baer, Bier, Bahre, Beer
By Hans van Oost
Robbie commented in 000201 MMD about the organ named "Kleine Beer":
>[ Aw, I liked the name "Small Beer" -- let's have another! ;)
This reminds me of the funny coincidences between the German, Dutch
and English languages.
German Dutch English
Bahre Baar Bier -- That's what we will all end up lying upon.
Baer Beer Bear -- Beware of those lovely big creatures.
Bier Bier Beer -- Let's have one more, please!
Hans van Oost
[ I once translated a story from Wolfgang Brommer and assumed the
[ wrong meaning. Wolfgang was writing about a small organ played by
[ a bear director, for a traveling show with live bears. Therefore
[ the organ is called der Baehrenfuehrer-Orgel. But I thought the
[ man was a funeral director! See the corrected translation at
[ http://mmd.foxtail.com/Pictures/ign2.html -- Robbie
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