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Old 12-11-2010, 04:21 PM   #1
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My (German) mother-in-law informs me that the German term for little trailers like my new 13' Burro is Knutschkugel.

This was originally used to describe the old BMW Isetta, but is now used for tiny vehicles generally. It means "cozy coach" or more crassly, "french-kissing sphere/wagon/bubble/pod." Meaning: if you're sharing that thing with somebody, we hope you know them pretty well!

Anyway, thought you all would like to know.
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Old 12-11-2010, 08:46 PM   #2
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Knutschkugel.

It means "cozy coach"
I'll have to remember that. How do you pronounce that word properly?

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Old 12-11-2010, 08:53 PM   #3
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I popped that word into google images and some neat little cars came up.
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Old 12-12-2010, 09:40 AM   #4
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Actually, it sounds more like a delicious treat at your local German bakery. I like mine with nuts and frosting on top.
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Sounds like a food booth at Nordic Fest.
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Old 12-12-2010, 11:40 AM   #7
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lots of laughs

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This morning I tried several words and listed to each of the different speakers. While I knew how the words should be pronounced and knew that they were not English words, not one of the speakers was able to get any of the words. I'd be careful about thinking the pronunciation on this site is anywhere near accurate.
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This morning I tried several words and listed to each of the different speakers. While I knew how the words should be pronounced and knew that they were not English words, not one of the speakers was able to get any of the words. I'd be careful about thinking the pronunciation on this site is anywhere near accurate.
The pronuncation of the German speakers is quite correct, except for the accent, that has to be on the first syllable.
http://nl.forvo.com/word/knutschkugel/
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Old 12-13-2010, 05:59 AM   #9
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Anyway, thought you all would like to know.
And thank you from a British forum of microcar enthusiasts, including Isettas, who enjoyed the information. 'Snogpod' may become the new word for these - in British English they are known collectively as 'bubble cars' - though 'French-kissing sphere' does sound sweet.
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