No sense of humour.
A well known fact.
Don’t believe a word of it.
They built a roundabout/traffic circle/rotary in Mombach a couple of years ago.
In German, they’re called “Kreisel”
As is a spinning-top and someone on the council said “Why don’t we put a Kreisel on the Kreisel? You know – a play on words…?”
There it sits, proudly displaying the coat of arms (of what used to be a village and is now a suburb of Mainz) with (clockwise) a crosier with three balls, referring to St. Nicholas (
did he REALLY ..? [enough of this vulgarity – Ed.], a cogwheel denoting Mombach’s industrial significance, farming gets a shout-out with a crossed spade and hoe and finally the escutcheon of the Chapter of Mainz.
Round and round and round we spin,
To weave a wall to hem us in
© Neil Young 1968