Some quasi-funny German text I wrote once

TL;DR: Only funny if you speak German. And even then.

A couple of years back I worked on a game concept set in an existing fantasy setting. The potential client was German so I wrote it in German. I wrote a little example of what the game would be like. This was not sent directly to the client, for reasons that will become obvious.

It began like this:

“Dingsbums Zweiarm ist ein Zwerg der Ersten. Seine Aufgabe ist es, eine wichtige Nachricht nach ab zu liefen. Er traegt der Axt von Langobart, sein Urgrossvater und grosser Held seines Clans. Zusaetzlich hat er eine Flasche Magiwurz und eine “Hilfe in der Not” Karte dabei.

Er wird begleitet von Grummdil Knonfuttr und Aroma, eine Halbalbin.”

We didn’t get the contract.

Update: The joke’s not in my poor German, you nose-bears. At least not the one I’m laughing at.

Comments 1

  1. Ray Bright wrote:

    Have you read Mark Twain’s, The Awful German Language? He worked for a German newspaper in the 1880′s and made this hilarious analysis. It takes a knowledge of German to fully get this amazing joke. I think you’ll love this:

    http://www.booksshouldbefree.com/book/the-awful-german-language-by-mark-twain

    Posted 21 Jun 2014 at 12:55