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39 funny, inspiring words from the past, which sometimes you don't even believe that they really existed

These words almost sound like made up. But they are not. Everything is real here.

Strange, interesting, unusual, maybe at first glance you don't know what is meant. But on the second, you often find out.

By the way ... The beautiful words are also available to take away, as a book - and now even twice


Yes, the beautiful words still exist. Terms with a special sound. Words that evoke longings and memories in us. The world from then, it is still there. But there is only a breath that wafts over to us with almost faded words. A wonderful harvest of blossoms in book form with the most beautiful words of the German language. Learn more

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List of funny, inspiring words from the past

Sorted alphabetically. I wish you an exciting pleasure of discovery.

  1. Eye question (What is meant is not a medical question that you ask a doctor, but a questioning hint that you give with the eye)
  2. Eye shooter (Dragonfly, because it sometimes shoots at you quickly and unpredictably)
  3. sweet to the eye (a lovely sight for the eye)
  4. Eye thaw (the crying)
  5. Bee worries (small worries, the term was used by Schiller)
  6. Shower bag (A reproach for a reckless, roaring, windy person)
  7. Years of brewing (the roaring wild youth)
  8. Fountain amusement (Country tour, excursion to the country)
  9. mischievous girlish (asexual, androgynous; also girl-boy-like, can be found in Goethe)
  10. Thunderstorm man (someone who artificially inflates - after Jean Paul Richter)
  11. Triple hair (a sly guy who has little hair left from all the fighting and hitting)
  12. Three-haired velvet pants (a worn, threadbare pair of pants)
  13. Duttenluller (a child who always wants to lie close to his chest)
  14. Fatzbub (Lotter boy, buffoon)
  15. Nonsense (Mockery, a nonsense, these are antics, fool antics)
  16. Fatzvogel (Joker, mocking bird)
  17. Alley enthusiasts (Night owls, walking through the streets at night)
  18. spotty (delicious, gourmet)
  19. Dresser (small cabinet for jewelry)
  20. adorned (pleasing, petite)
  21. bargain, bargain (cheeky, nosy, snippy)
  22. Poison blowers (bad advisor, gives bad advice)
  23. Pants cheering, Pants sigh (Flatulence, fart)
  24. hummelwitzig (having crazy thoughts)
  25. Queen hair (Rabbit hair)
  26. Mouse business (small business, act)
  27. Foolish pastime (senseless distraction)
  28. Nasal burner (short tobacco pipe)
  29. Nonsyllables (the silence as an increase to monosyllabic, after Jean Paul Richter)
  30. Ninety nineties (This is what the pharmacists used to be called because they believed that they earned 99% of everything. The thought wasn't that wrong ...)
  31. Picaresque guild advisor (People seducer)
  32. Pig feathers (joking for the straw when you lie in it)
  33. Joy of walking (Joy of walking)
  34. Walking sticks (meaning the legs)
  35. Strand beater (someone who goes overboard; a young, wanton person who goes overboard like a young wild horse)
  36. Housemaid (Lap dog)
  37. Mare week (stands for a pleasant time, for example the first week of school, in which the children are spared)
  38. Perfection dreamers
  39. Wind poet (Poet, a weak would-be poet)
  40. Two penny shack (The booth where things were sold for two groschen might be the one euro booth today)
  41. Spark of discord (Starting point of distrust)

Funny, inspiring words in literature

He was satisfied, put the heavy gold nugget in a handkerchief and set off on it Walking sticks. But walking became blood angry for him, he was sweating and dripping, for the lump of gold was terribly heavy, he could carry it as he liked, on his head or on his shoulders.

Ludwig Bechstein: German fairy tale book. Hans in happiness, 1845

Among all of my master’s friends there stood out a pharmacist who recently came from Russia and was the same to whom a man traveled when he was still living in Petersburg to agree on the deception by which he and his own Afterwards they passed themselves off for certain spiritual persons - but that does not belong here. Peter Claus does not like to put anyone to shame in public, although he is familiar with many anecdotes of the kind that could disenchant people. Enough! This Ninety nineties was a passionate rascal, educated by the Jesuits, guided by them, a worthy student, worthy teacher.

Adolph Freiherr Knigge: Story of Peter Clausen, 1783

In return, however, I found the opportunity to make a little friendship with the ugly one in the end Poison blowers; for I have to say that man is not stupid and boring either, but what he said either made me laugh or something to think about, no matter how strange and angry it sounded.

Hans Hoffmann: The Iron Rittmeister, 1890

Workshop report

The featured image comes from Pixabay. The Google Fonts used are BenchNine and PT Sans. Research via Google and in the German dictionary by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm.

By the way ... The beautiful words are also available to take away, as a book - and now even twice


Yes, the beautiful words still exist. Terms with a special sound. Words that evoke longings and memories in us. The world from then, it is still there. But there is only a breath that wafts over to us with almost faded words. A wonderful harvest of blossoms in book form with the most beautiful words of the German language. Learn more