“Es ist mir Wurst” and other sausage-related expressions

Sausages, in all their variations, are a staple of German cuisine. Is it any wonder then that they have made their way to their everyday conversations? Here are some idioms, sayings and expressions that include some kind of “Wurst” (sausage).

  • Das ist mir Wurst (It’s sausage to me) :person_shrugging:t4: It means that you don’t care about something. You can also say “Es ist mir egal”. Hear it in this moment from The Dog Whisperer.
  • Es geht um die Wurst (It’s all about the sausage) :star2: Sometimes some things come down to one moment, the moment of truth, and you have to act. That is the sausage. Think of it as an “it’s now or never” kind of expression.
  • Alles hat ein Ende, nur die Wurst hat zwei! (Everything has an end, only the sausage has two) :stop_sign: Here’s some German life philosophy for you. It doesn’t matter what it is, be it good or bad, everything ends someday.
  • Eine Extrawurst kriegen (Get an extra sausage) :candy: :candy: When you get something more than the rest. They are giving away candy, and you’ve gotten two instead of one like everyone else? Then you’ve got an extra sausage!

Do you know any other expression with “Wurst” or with any other food item? Share it with us! :smiley:

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