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#2399 - 03/19/01 12:36 PM Re: Why do you....
Jedes bönchen gibt sein Tönchen.
#2400 - 03/19/01 09:29 PM Huh?
Loc: Eastern Pennsylvania
Okay guys, I know my last name is Gierschick, but that doesn't make me a German scholar...
#2401 - 03/20/01 06:05 AM Re: Huh?
>cheers wwh: Pujol could "inhale" as much as two quarts of air (as measured by Dr. Marcel Baudouin in 1892) through his distended bottom
I'm not feeling too well.
> Jedes Bönchen gibt ein Tönchen.
It looses a lot in translation:
Every little bean, makes a little tone (noise)
It's the German equivalent of
'Beans, beans they're good for you're heart, beans, beans they ...'
> a German scholar
Rapunzel, if that's what one were to learn as a German scholar then you'd want to stick to Latin!
#2402 - 03/20/01 07:45 AM Re: Why do I know these things?
Loc: New York City
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
Aha! This can't be true. You don't make Pumpernickel by burning bread! It's a combination of whole-grain flowers and coloring ingredients (molasses and such). The only thing burnt bread is good for is counteracting poison.
#2403 - 03/20/01 08:16 AM Re: Why do I know these things?
Did I say 'burning' ... well I meant cooking it for a long time. Have you made Pumpernickel often Blanche?
#2404 - 03/20/01 04:17 PM Re: Why do I know these things?
Mor-mor said "Burnt bread, especially the crust, is good for your singing voice."
#2405 - 03/21/01 06:54 AM Re: Why do I know these things?
good for your singing voice
Right. Eat a live frog, too - after that, the day can only get better
#2406 - 03/22/01 09:38 AM crunchy frogs
"Eat a live frog, too - after that, the day can only get better."
But not for the frog.
#2407 - 03/22/01 10:04 AM Re: crunchy frogs
not for the frog
Si - bien sûr!
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