The Scientist and I have been noticing a common theme around here. Germans must love snails or die Schnecke.
You might be wondering how we picked up the word for snail so quickly.
This is called Schnecke. It is a type of Wurst. The meat counter clerk had to draw us a picture to help us understand. (I think this maybe a Berlin thing.)
This is also called Schnecke. This was an especially delicious Schnecke (with no snails in it-just Mohn or poppy seeds!)
They have Schnecke in their playgrounds.
They even have a puppet Schnecke on Sesame Strasse!
I don't see a lot of snails around. Maybe in past centuries there were lots of snails here? Who knows?
I do know that snail was definitely not one of the first (for the Scientist) and additional (for me)German words we expected to learn!
To Schneckes! PROST!