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#132969 - 09/12/04 05:58 PM Zaftig
I'm taking a survey to see how common this word for a generously endowed woman is in your part of the world. Please respond with the country you live in and whether 'zaftig' is used or understood by English speakers there.
#132970 - 09/12/04 06:16 PM Re: Zaftig
Loc: Te Ika a Maui
Not being in a position to speak for all my compatriots, I will still hazard a guess and say that the word would be very uncoomon here in Zild. Few would know its meaning, fewer still would use it. That's my swag, anyway._________________________
noho ora mai
#132971 - 09/12/04 06:19 PM Re: Zaftig
Loc: Marion NC
This is western NC, and the word has TWO syllables. Need I say more?_________________________
#132972 - 09/12/04 06:50 PM Re: Zaftig
Loc: this too shall pass
Personally, I use it quite often. I also often have to explain myself.
#132973 - 09/12/04 07:08 PM Re: Zaftig
Though I've read that word. I have never heard it spoken by anyone in my life.
#132974 - 09/12/04 07:32 PM Re: Zaftig
Loc: Metro Detroit (MI)
Have heard it occasionally; used it rarely.
#132975 - 09/12/04 08:23 PM Re: Zaftig
Loc: Toronto, Canada
I know it and sometimes use it, but my family is German, so maybe that's why. Was going to add that a few of my friends know it too, but was surprised to realise that they are German/Austrian, too!
#132976 - 09/12/04 11:34 PM Re: Zaftig
Loc: rego park
know it, use it, (sometimes to describe myself, but that's really a stretch..)
to me, its well proportioned, (generous, in full bloom) but not the same as overweight... anna nicole was zaftig, she was full sized, with well rounded, full bust and hips, not just lumpy.._________________________
my other obsession
#132977 - 09/13/04 07:53 AM Re: Zaftig
Loc: Virginia, USA
I first heard it in the context of an old TRS-80 program called ZAP, which stood for Zaftig Alteration Program. This allowed you to go into any file (including executable programs) and change things down at the byte level - sort of like an interactive version of the Unix 'od' utility. I've seen the term used only a few times outside that context, but only a few times in a non-parenthetical context.
#132978 - 09/13/04 10:20 AM Re: Zaftig
I use it on occasion and have heard it used.
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