Scorpio From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 4968 posts, RR: 46 Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1605 times:
This only works for people who speak Dutch, but Zurich's airport's name sounds very weird for us. 'Kloten' (as in 'zurich Kloten airport') means 'balls', as in 'male testicles' in Dutch. And I'm not talking about the 'clean' and polite word for it...
Maiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 51 Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1431 times:
So, that pretty much explains the 'DW' (Ditch Witch) in their Citation 550 N550DW. I wouldnt have given it a thought, but, it was flying to Traverse City, my home airport. Its registered to "The Charles Machine Works Inc." Perry, Oklahoma.
MEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4210 posts, RR: 36 Reply 13, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1287 times:
I agree with the other speakers, Kloten is absolutely hilarious in Dutch, also because the word is used like in the US the word "sucking" or "it sucks."
Some other slighly funny names are Bristol Lulsgate (again with the vulgar way of talking about another male organ (same would be if kulula of south Africa would be better known here). Somewhat more innocently, the former name of Johannesburg; Jan Smuts Airport, sounds kind of dorky, Smuts sounds like the sound of a pie you smash in someone's face.
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