Snakes alive! (Or: Brandslangen)

One of the random Dutch words that amuses me is brandslang (literally: fire snake, translates as fire hose).

Dutch word for fire hose

sign for a fire hose in the building where my classes are

I predict a few problems if someone is shouting for help after seeing a snake and the listener thinks it is just a hose and ignores them. I am sure it is all in the tone, though!

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