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#2389 - 05/15/00 08:44 PM Why do I know these things?
PopeBongothe1st Offline
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I think the actual naming of "Pumpernickel" was made by trappist monks in Germany... Loosely translated, it means "Devil's Fart (pardon the cursing)"...

Yes, kids... It's a piece of hidden info that you'll, without a doubt, NEVER hear on Paul Harvey's "The Rest of the Story..."

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#2390 - 03/14/01 09:49 AM Re: Why do I know these things?
belligerentyouth Offline
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> Devil's Fart , ... hidden information .. ???
More like erroneous information...
The name Pumpernickel truely has a widely debated etymology but 'devil's fart' it most certainly is not.
'How do I know? I hear you ask, well because otherwise it would be called 'Teufels Furz'.
It is widely believed that a backer, 'Bäckermeister Pompey' was the first to create this bread by accident somewhere along the Rhine valley centuries ago. He forgot about his bread and over-cooked and the oven cooled. Pretty soon this became famous and word spread of Pompeys Nickel (nickel meaning something like a concoction in this case). Due to the Plattdeutsch accent spoken in the area it quickly became Pompeinsnickel or Pumpernickel. There are many other fables though, what is clear is this:
The name Devil's Fart for Pumpernickel came from English/Irish immigrants who were forced to eat it during the journey to, or once in America. It's just a silly name made up by them. ...And you thought it was the real meaning of the word ... shame on you popebongo


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#2391 - 03/14/01 05:22 PM Re: Why do I know these things?
Jazzoctopus Offline
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shame on you popebongo

You're talking to thin air. He's been gone for almost a year.


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#2392 - 03/17/01 12:38 PM Re: Why do I know these things?
wwh Offline
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http://www.retroactive.com/jan98/petomane.html

But "Le Petomane" lives. I forget how to make URL above clickable, but just put "petomane" in Yahoo search box.


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#2393 - 03/17/01 02:46 PM .
Max Quordlepleen Offline
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#2394 - 03/17/01 05:09 PM Re: Why do I know these things?
wizzen Offline
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Actually, it's also a theory that Pumpernickel does indeed mean devil's fart. It come from the fact that one of the nicknames for the devil in German is "old nick" (hence "nickel") and the bread is said to make even him fart ("pumper", also a dialect word). There are also other etymologies, but none is sufficiently proven.


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#2395 - 03/17/01 06:09 PM Why do you....
musick Offline
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YART!


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#2396 - 03/17/01 06:56 PM Re: Why do you....
Rapunzel Offline
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Check out the other thread in this category...
This territory has been covered before.


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#2397 - 03/19/01 03:36 AM Re: Why do you....
belligerentyouth Offline
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>This territory has been covered before

Shame on us for even mentioning a such a topic.

Teufels Furz - die Verarschung lässt grüßen


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#2398 - 03/19/01 08:45 AM Re: Why do you....
Rapunzel Offline
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Don't be angry, belligerentyouth. I wasn't dissing your contributions to the topic, just directing you to a further discussion of it. Sorry if I sounded a little peremptory. (Mea culpa).


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