(This is Entry #2 in the Pseudoish Wisdom Series)
When setting down to a nice meal in Germany, you will first have to decide what you want to drink. If it is water you desire then the waiter will ask if you would like gas. That is assuming you are a native English speaker.
Maybe the Brits call it gas and maybe even those who live Down Under but Americans don’t call it gas. We call it carbonation. So no, I don’t want gas because I’m sure your Wiener Schnitzel will do that soon enough. I’ll just take a beer.