30 April 2009

Amoklauf on Wheels?

I don't trust my German enough to attempt to coin a word for today's vehicular mayhem in the Netherlands, and Dutch would be more appropriate, anyway. What we have here, from what I've heard, is the typical disgruntled guy who'd recently lost his job. Whether he was trying to do damage to the queen's tour bus or simply wanted to crash her party, I can't say. Don't be surprised, however, to hear sarcastic gun nuts say that this proves that we should ban cars.


4 comments:

d. eris said...

In German a ride in a car is a "Fahrt", so how about 'Amokfahrt'?

Samuel Wilson said...

That was what I thought, but I wasn't sure of my own memory of the language, and I worried that the new word would make people laugh.

Crhymethinc said...

Go speed racer, go speed racer, go speed racer - go!
Maybe it was the Brixton Women's Auxilliary attempting a re-enactment of the Princess Di motor crash.

d. eris said...

it is pretty funny.