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by Dunkeld
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Are we there yet?
Replies: 4
Views: 2163

Re: Are we there yet?

I have not been to Germany since 1972, I stayed in Oberursel, visited Frankfurt of course and spent a day in Leonberg near Stuttgart, where I met the parents of a young lady who had spent a year in Wales... I am sure you understand! Yes, I do understand! :) And yes, you can call me Paul. :) About D...
by Dunkeld
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Happy Christmas!
Replies: 1
Views: 410

Re: Happy Christmas!

Phil White wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:05 pm

Have a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
Thank you - and same to you! :)

Frohe Weihnachten und ein glückliches Neues Jahr! :)
by Dunkeld
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Saint Nicholas, Santa Claus, Father Christmas
Replies: 8
Views: 6713

Re: Saint Nicholas, Santa Claus, Father Christmas

Bobinwales wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:16 pm
In Wales we have Siôn Corn
Good to know! I 'll add him to my list! :)
by Dunkeld
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: St David
Replies: 5
Views: 6043

Re: St David

I 'll do so again in 2020. :)
by Dunkeld
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Death of the apostrophe
Replies: 2
Views: 693

Re: Death of the apostrophe

The poor apostrophe!
by Dunkeld
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Saint Nicholas, Santa Claus, Father Christmas
Replies: 8
Views: 6713

Re: Saint Nicholas, Santa Claus, Father Christmas

Now I have read about Gryla: Icelandic Christmas folklore depicts mountain-dwelling characters and monsters who come to town during Christmas. The stories are directed at children and are used to scare them into good behaviour. The folklore includes both mischievous pranksters who leave gifts during...
by Dunkeld
Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Christmas Time
Replies: 5
Views: 4807

Re: Christmas Time

Happy Advent Time! :)
by Dunkeld
Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Saint Nicholas, Santa Claus, Father Christmas
Replies: 8
Views: 6713

Re: Saint Nicholas, Santa Claus, Father Christmas

Yesterday I have been to the Christmas Market at Baden-Baden.
And there I saw a real Nicholas - as a Greek bishop.
A rare sight!
Usually only sees Father Christmas.
by Dunkeld
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Saint Nicholas, Santa Claus, Father Christmas
Replies: 8
Views: 6713

Re: Saint Nicholas, Santa Claus, Father Christmas

Knecht Ruprecht is quite an interesting person. :)
Some say he is one of the old Norse or Germanic gods in disguise.
In our region he was called "Pelznickel" - and his job was to make children panic with fear.
Nikolaus was a friendly bringer of gifts - not so Knecht Ruprecht!
by Dunkeld
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Saint Nicholas, Santa Claus, Father Christmas
Replies: 8
Views: 6713

Saint Nicholas, Santa Claus, Father Christmas

As it is the day of the Nikolaus today, I am asking this question. Ist Saint Nicholas also known in English-speaking countries? Here in the South of Germany it is usually like this: Saint Nicholas is the traditional bringer of gifts on December 6th. The Christ Child (Christkindl) is the bringer of g...
by Dunkeld
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: gaslighting
Replies: 3
Views: 5147

Re: gaslighting

Trump or no Trump

Gaslighting is a terrible thing
by Dunkeld
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Captchas
Replies: 10
Views: 4020

Re: Captchas

Edwin F Ashworth wrote:
Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:07 am
I thought you were assumed to be human if you got them wrong.
Good idea!

And: I hate those Captchas!
by Dunkeld
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: St David
Replies: 5
Views: 6043

Re: St David

Every year on the 1st of March I buy some daffodils! :)
by Dunkeld
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: It's a language thing
Replies: 1
Views: 6968

Re: It's a language thing

Bobinwales wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:33 pm
... and we all knew that "Darling" in Welsh is "Cariad".
Now I will remember that! :)
by Dunkeld
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Gee Gee
Replies: 8
Views: 7114

Re: Gee Gee

I think it interesting that in many languages there are special animal words that are used when talking to children. In the case of horses: Standard German: Pferd For children: Ross-Hottl Ross is also the normal word for Pferd - here in the South. And in "Ross" one can see the relation with "horse".