An regular (but not necessarily daily) series explaining some everyday German words
which you might not find in your dictionary.
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
They're the bane of every driver suffering from Bleifuß
: speed traps. In Berlin these are usually
mobile units on tripods, manned by a couple of policepersons and set up
at random locations throughout the city to keep drivers on their toes,
or at least with their toes hovering over the brake pedal.
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
- "lead foot" (that's "lead" in the sense of the heavy,
poisonous metal) sounds like a terrible thing to be afflicted by. It's
certainly common amongst Germany's drivers, who usually suffer from it
in their right foot, which causes it to fall heavily onto the
accelerator (gas pedal) and drive at high speeds.