Sunday, June 11, 2006

"It's Spülwasser!"

This is downright embarrassing. Cox News Service reports that the official beer of this year's World Cup — being held in Germany, remember — is Budweiser:

"For Germans, Bud tastes like watered-down beer. It's not beer," complained Hofrichter, 24, a graduate student from the city of Nuremberg.

"It's Spuelwasser!" cried Robert Paustian, 32, from another table in the boisterous beer hall, using the German word for dishwater.

Other Germans haven't reacted so politely.

I had a link to the original article, but it has since disappeared.

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