Sometimes words have two meanings

Led Zeppelin were right.  Think of English and German.  Words have two meanings, depending on the language.

  • Mist
  • Handy
  • Gut
  • Bad

etc, etc.

Let me give you another case study.  Bill is a very devout Anglican, albeit not the greatest linguist, and also a bit impetuous.

Walking through Düsseldorf city centre with me on Sunday after church, he exclaimed:

It’s fabulous how the Germans have such strong faith.  Look, they even have “Christ” in big, bold letters – three times – over the shops.


Ginge in Germany:

Er, sorry to pop your balloon, Bill, but Christ is the name of a chain of jeweller’s shop.  “Christus” is the German word for our Lord and Saviour.


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