Keine Feier ohne Meier

“No celebrations without Meier.” Title of a 1932 movie about a guy who ran a combination marriage bureau and divorce service.

(Kine eh FIRE oh neh MY er.)

Biedermeier

A period between 1815 and 1848 when the arts in central Europe changed to reflect wealthy non-aristocrats’ sensibilities. Initially, designs went from rococo to clean lines. I’ve always thought of this word as being composed of bieder and Meyer, the last name used as a metaphor for the common man.

(BEE der MY er.)

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