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by Dunkeld
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Who goes to hell - as far as those pious Bible Christians are concerned?
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Who goes to hell - as far as those pious Bible Christians are concerned?

Who goes to hell - as far as those pious Bible Christians are concerned?

I suspect: EVERYBODY - except those maga-super-over-ÜBER-pious Bible Christians.

Am I right?
by Dunkeld
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Welcome to the Clubhouse
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 6
Views: 1149

Re: Coronavirus

Phil White wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:49 am
Do keep well, everyone!
Thank you - and same to you!

Stay in good health - or: Bleib gesund!
by Dunkeld
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: kitsch
Replies: 3
Views: 5835

Re: kitsch

gdwdwrkr wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:56 pm
It has a Yiddish sound but may be ersatz.
I also thought it was Yiddish, but it isn't.
by Dunkeld
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Saint David's Day
Replies: 4
Views: 5467

Re: Saint David's Day

Do you wear daffodils or leek?
by Dunkeld
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Oh, and have you read...?
Topic: Taking the high road
Replies: 3
Views: 12006

Re: Taking the high road

When reading a title like "taking the high road" I always think of the bonnie bonnie banks of Loch Lomond.
by Dunkeld
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Danish pastry - and Rosinenschnecke
Replies: 9
Views: 7508

Re: Danish pastry - and Rosinenschnecke

I was a baker in my early career. There is a lot of cross-over and some confusing definitions regarding different types of baked goods and many differing opinions about exactly what these different terms mean. I apprenticed under an Englishman and here's how it broke down in our little bakery.... P...
by Dunkeld
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Danish pastry - and Rosinenschnecke
Replies: 9
Views: 7508

Re: Danish pastry - and Rosinenschnecke

And: Thank you for your answers in this thread! :)
by Dunkeld
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Danish pastry - and Rosinenschnecke
Replies: 9
Views: 7508

Re: Danish pastry - and Rosinenschnecke

I have also posted my question there:

https://forum.wordreference.com/threads ... t-18701700

Now I see that some awful type of narrow-minded killjoy Mod has deleted half of my postings there.

I hope and a trust you are more open-minded here. :)
by Dunkeld
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Danish pastry - and Rosinenschnecke
Replies: 9
Views: 7508

Re: Danish pastry - and Rosinenschnecke

Phil White wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:44 pm
I am probably the worlds least qualified person to answer this, as I rarely, if ever, eat pastries, buns or cakes - apart from a very occasional croissant, although the last one would have been about twelve years ago.
So maybe some-one else could help us both? :)
by Dunkeld
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Danish pastry - and Rosinenschnecke
Replies: 9
Views: 7508

Danish pastry - and Rosinenschnecke

Danish pastry - and Rosinenschnecke Danish pastry Danish pastry with apricots and cinnamon Presuming that it is like a Rosinenschnecke. Most of these Teilchen are called "Danish" or "Danish pastry" in GB. Why Danish I have no idea, but that's what my parents always order when we're in a German café ...
by Dunkeld
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Ask the Wordwizard Archive
Topic: brass tacks
Replies: 2
Views: 8825

Re: brass tacks

Jonathon Green wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 1996 7:00 am

If slang lexicograopher Eric Partridge is correct, then so too is the suggestion that brass tacks is indeed rhyming slang for 'facts'.
Let us not forget:

On the first day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
A partridge in a pear tree.
by Dunkeld
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Happy Christmas!
Replies: 8
Views: 8187

Re: Happy Christmas!

Bella Festas daz Nadal! :)
by Dunkeld
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria
Replies: 3
Views: 5763

In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria

Maybe Benjamin Franklin did not say so after all ... “In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria.” — Benjamin Franklin Who wouldn’t want to believe that one of America’s most important founding fathers — especially one who was known for consuming his fair share of ...
by Dunkeld
Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: thunder and lightning
Replies: 4
Views: 7993

Re: thunder and lightning

Archived Reply wrote:
Thu Oct 21, 2004 11:46 am
Isn't there a natural rhythm to many of these non-reversible couplets?
I think so!
It is the rhythm!

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Btw: Nobody in Germany ever says: "Donner und Blitzen!" :mrgreen: