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Old 08-20-2018, 06:59 PM
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I saw a soldier in a dirndl,
authoritative like a colondel.
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Old 08-20-2018, 07:03 PM
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Frau Snarfenstein turned ill
and barfed on her dirndl.
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Old 08-20-2018, 07:05 PM
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I earned a little from my dirndl,
But I earned less in my red dress.
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Old 08-20-2018, 07:09 PM
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Somewhat randomly, here's a German tongue-twister or Zungenbrecher:

Es sprach der Herr von Rubenstein,
"Mein Hund, der ist nicht stubenrein."

Thus spake the Lord of Rubenstein,
"My dog is not housebroken."

John
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Old 08-20-2018, 08:17 PM
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"Zungenbrecher" is even better than "dirndl".
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Old 08-20-2018, 10:02 PM
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Yup, German has words. Weeds are Unkraut: "not cabbage."

I like the pairing Rubenstein-stubenrein.

Cheers,
John
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Old 08-22-2018, 06:42 AM
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"Dirndl," without doubt. Mostly, because it is associated with the term, "dirndl skirt," which has marvelous sound which I cannot help but hear, even when the "skirt" is not present.

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Old 08-22-2018, 09:37 PM
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Es sprach der Herr von Rubenstein,
"Mein Hund, der ist nicht stubenrein"
ist kein ,,Zungenbrecher'' bei mir. Es geht einfach am Zunge, und geht angenehm im Ohr.

"Dirndl" ist eppes pictorisch. Also: Dirndl, neh?
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Old 08-23-2018, 01:02 PM
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My favorite word in this thread is "Unkraut."

One could paraphrase Rilke:

Du musst dich Unkrauten.

You must un-cabbage yourself.

[Pls note I am not using Kraut as slang here, definitely not as ethnic epithet. This is for all ethnic groups, nationalities, etc.]
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Old 08-23-2018, 03:38 PM
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Another strange "not/un-..."-word is the Russian word for week, неделя (nedelya), literally "not working", because it originally referred only to Sunday, while Sunday, Воскресенье (Voskresn'ye) is "Resurrection (Day)" because it originally only referred to Easter Sunday.
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