April 09, 2005

It's "Auf," Not "And"

Thanks to Teresa, one of my German readers, I have been set straight on the meaning of the bar name in this picture:

I always thought it said "Lust and Pause" which sounded a little funny to my non-German ears. However, Teresa points out that if you look closely, you can see that it says "Lust auf Pause" which makes it a whole different thing entirely. Teresa tells me that Lust auf Pause translates to, "Feel like a break?" or "In the mood for a break?" Which of course makes it not nearly as funny as Lust and Pause but makes a whole lot more sense.

Thanks Teresa!

Update: It doesn't change the humor of the Santa Claus in the window--this picture was taken in February.

Posted by Shelby at April 9, 2005 11:38 PM