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von Helo1223 (SE), Last modified: 2017-09-04, 22:24  like dislike  Spam?  
In a German humor show I watched last day, there was a sentence with two words I've never seen or heard
of before, that was: "Töttchen sucht Altbierbowle."
Does this have a special meaning? I guess that it has nothing to do with the food "Töttchen" or the beer "Altbierbowle"

Yes, it does. Sounds like a humorous regional contact ad in Westfalen/Germany.  #877935
von parker11 (DE), Last modified: 2017-09-04, 21:37  like dislike  Spam?  
The question is then, what this possibly could mean in other words?  #877936
von Helo1223 (SE), 2017-09-04, 21:45  like dislike  Spam?  
Töttchen is a kind of ragout, Altbierbowle a kind of punch. So the food is looking for some drink to go with it.  #877941
von Proteus-, 2017-09-04, 23:51  like dislike  Spam?  62.46.133....
Wikipedia(EN): Irina_Dunn  #877942
von alex-k (DE), 2017-09-05, 01:02  like dislike  Spam?  
I'm guessing it's a play on the quote "A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle." It became shorthand in German as "Fisch sucht Fahrrad" for events where singles could find the love of their lives. I would say this expression had its peak use sometime in the 80s-90s so it isn't a timely reference for Millennials. So you can apply the formula "X sucht Y" to anything as long as X and Y describe a relationship that is nonsensical. So now I've explained the joke so it isn't funny. I would suggest however that it wasn't funny in the first place.

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