What does GEIL mean in German?

This page is about the meanings of the acronym/abbreviation/shorthand GEIL in the International field in general and in the German terminology in particular.

Gilde Ekeltronischer Insultations-Liebhaber

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"Geil" was a 1986 single release by the Euro disco duo Bruce and Bongo, which charted in several European countries, making it their best performing release of any type. The single was released in April 1986, and topped the Austrian charts the following month. The song was Bruce and Bongo's only major hit, making the duo a one-hit wonder. The song is considered a novelty song, with lyrics mostly in English. In German, the word "Geil" originally meant "horny" but by the 1980s had come to also mean "cool" or "awesome" in slang. For the older generation this sounded like a provocation, and it was meant to be one of course. The song featured lyrics stating that everyone is cool/horny. It also featured a section about the tennis player Boris Becker, claiming that "Boris is geil", and imitating a tennis umpire. The music video accompanying the song featured Bruce and Bongo in a gym, with several elderly women doing exercises on various items of gym equipment. The music video is today generally considered to be cheesy and slightly camp, although this was probably done intentionally to give the video a novelty factor matching that of the song. After the release of "Geil", Bruce and Bongo would release The Geil Album, although in comparison the album was a commercial failure.

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