There are many things that make Neue Deutsche Härte pioneers Rammstein singular and treasurable, such as their lovably provocative music videos and extravagant costumes. (See: their clip for “Dicke Titten.”)
Above all else, though, it’s their mix of silly and serious lyrics that captures our hearts. Having touched upon everything from biting social issues (“Amerika,” “Deutschland”) to explicit fornication (“Pussy”) and real-life cannibalism (“Mein Teil”), Rammstein are masters of inventive wordplay.
So, you can only imagine how much stranger things can get when you convert certain expressions from the original German to their English equivalent.
Using a variety of translators, we’ve discovered 10 alterations that are particularly amusing, startling or totally nonsensical. Read on to see what we’ve found and let us know if there are any other standout examples.
Loudwire contributor Jordan Blum is a university English professor and author of ‘Opeth: Every Album Every Song’, ‘Dream Theater: Every Album Every Song’ and ‘Jethro Tull: Every Album Every Song.’
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Prepare to be confused! And possibly aroused…