literally: “sea boob”, more formal: “sea bosom” / meaning: gulf
German women have an average cup size of B-C. That’s according to the most recent, halfway reliable data available. This puts them in the middle of the pack in an international comparison. The front-runner is Norway, where D-E cups can be found in an average cleavage. But even that is nothing compared to the impressive size of the “bosoms” you can find in German atlases. For example, there is talk of the Finnischer Meerbusen—literally translated, the “Finnish Sea Bosom” —which covers an area of a gigantic 30,000 square kilometers.
The word Meerbusen is a loan translation of the Latin “sinus maritimus.” The word “sinus” can refer to both a bay and… well… a breast. Interestingly, even the internationally used word “gulf” is not free of slippery ambiguity: it has its roots in the Greek word κόλπος, which, in addition to a bay, also refers to the primary female reproductive organ.
At the next meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council, someone should just for fun drop the information that etymologically, this is a meeting of the “pussy states.”