Thursday, December 12, 2013

Fallschirm

Here is a random word for today. I read a little blurb about the Fallschirm.

der Fallschirm - parachute

der Schirm  -  umbrella, screen, shield

At first glance this word made me think of Fallout protection. Nuclear Fallout. A little dreary I know. I wasn't too far off with the protection aspect though. Fallschirm are used to save your life, but in a different kind of Fall-Out, like a fall, out of a plane!

It is also funny when you directly translated it, the fall shield or fall umbrella. Wait, is this what Mary Poppins used?

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