I like to drive a beam mower called Hundling (please look at the picture on the right)
in some orchards on the other side of the lake, deep down in the northern hinterland, we call it "overseas",
not very far away from
I could not find the English word for "Hundling" in my dictionary
(a yellow Langenscheidt of 1983, very good). I suppose it must be something like
"dogling" or "houndling".
The Hundling is a combine harvester machine with rear-axle drive, it works with unleaded gasoline.
Last Sunday it took me half an hour to get that Hundling running, den Hundskrüppel den verreckten!
The Hundling has a good sound, like a Harley Davidson. But it is not as fast as
a Harley Davidson. People like the sound, specially on Sundays.
The favorite song of the Hundling is "Born to be wild" (Steppenwolf).
That's my favorite song too, and on warm summer evenings we use to sing together:
Get your motor running, head out on the highway
Lookin' for adventure in whatever comes our way.
Take the world in a love embrace
Fire all of your guns at once and explode into space.
(the lyrics are beautiful, aren't they?)
Did you know how people in foreign countries call Harley Davidson bicycles?
People in Switzerland call them "Güllepumpe".
People in Germany call them "Moped".
"Güllepumpe" means in English:
Liquid manure pump. This is funny, isn't it?