phrases, sayings, idioms and expressions at

Phrases, Sayings and Idioms Home > Discussion Forum

Re: Is Bismark a herring?

Posted by Bob on October 05, 2007

In Reply to: Is Bismark a herring? posted by Ron on October 05, 2007

: What is the origin of the phrase, "Is Bismark a herring"?

: The first I heard this phrase was in the movie "Blazing Saddles". I know there's a product called Bismark Herring that's available in Europe so that explains the relationship between "Bismark" and "herring". But why "Bismark"?


It was a favorite food of Bismarck, the German Chancellor. And it's also available in the U.S.