Eierlegende Wollmilchsau

“Egg-laying wool milk sow,” a product that can do everything.

(EYE er laig end eh   VOLL milchh zow!.)

Biedermeier

A period between 1815 and 1848 when the arts in central Europe changed to reflect wealthy non-aristocrats’ sensibilities. Initially, designs went from rococo to clean lines. I’ve always thought of this word as being composed of bieder and Meyer, the last name used as a metaphor for the common man.

(BEE der MY er.)

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