10 German words to describe a doorbell prank

Did you do silly things when you were young?

The other day I came across this meme on Facebook (and found the embed code) which reminded me of my childhood.

via SIZZLE

Yes, we did that – not very often, I might like to add ☺

In German it’s called a Klingelstreich, but I remember it as Mäusepingeln. So I did a little research, found ten different ways how people say it in German and attempted a literal translation.

  • der Kingelstreich –  doorbell prank
  • das Klingelmännchen – doorbell little man
  • das Klingelmäuschen – doorbell little mouse
  • das Klingelputzen – doorbell cleaning
  • das Klingelrutschen – doorbell slipping
  • der Klingelsturm – doorbell storm
  • die Klingelpost-  doorbell post/ mail
  • das Schellenmännchen – bells little man
  • das Schellehauen – bell hitting
  • das Mäusepingeln – mice … and then I was stuck. Pingeln which is colloquial for klingeln hasn’t found it’s way into any dictionaries.

I guess that means you heard it here first ☺

What did you call it when you were young? And would we be able to give it a fun literal German translation?

 

 

 

 

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