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Rent a car -- Rentnerauto ;-)



 
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Rent a car -- Rentnerauto ;-) #1 (permalink) Sun Nov 12, 2017 20:02 pm   Rent a car -- Rentnerauto ;-)
 

My Mom shocked me today: I arrived in a rented car with an ad reading 'Buchbinder -- rent a car' all over it. She looked at it and said (in German): "Son, how come you are driving around in a 'Rentnerauto' and why would somebody even write something like this on a car'?

The word 'Rentner' is German and means 'pensioner', 'retired person'. So my Mum thought that 'rent a car' means 'cars for retired people' -- that's just great, isn't it? I mean, maybe Buchbinder should change their advertising strategy in Germany ;-)?

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