Quote Originally Posted by Anscojohn View Post
Years ago, my Praktica L came with a German-language instruction booklet. Ever since, I have loved the word die Metallamellenschlitzverschluss.
Of course each of us can tell you that it is not "die Metallamellenschlitzverschluss" but "der Metallamellenschlitzverschluss"

(Because of the very 'male' noise...)