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#132969 - 09/12/04 09:58 PM Zaftig Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 13,803 Faldage
Joined: Dec 2000
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 10:16 PM Re: Zaftig Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 3,230 sjmaxq
Joined: Jul 2003
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 10:19 PM Re: Zaftig Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 3,467 TEd Remington
Joined: Jul 2000
This is western NC, and the word has TWO syllables. Need I say more?
#132972 - 09/12/04 10:50 PM Re: Zaftig Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 10,538 tsuwm
Joined: Apr 2000
this too shall pass
Personally, I use it quite often. I also often have to explain myself.
#132973 - 09/12/04 11:08 PM Re: Zaftig Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 2,891 belMarduk
Joined: Sep 2000
Though I've read that word. I have never heard it spoken by anyone in my life.
#132974 - 09/12/04 11:32 PM Re: Zaftig Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 508 nancyk
Joined: Mar 2001
Metro Detroit (MI)
Have heard it occasionally; used it rarely.
#132975 - 09/13/04 12:23 AM Re: Zaftig Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 322 boronia
Joined: Feb 2002
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 - 09/13/04 03:34 AM Re: Zaftig Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 5,400 of troy
Joined: Oct 2000
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..
#132977 - 09/13/04 11:53 AM Re: Zaftig Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 1,523 TheFallibleFiend
Joined: Jan 2002
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 02:20 PM Re: Zaftig Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,475 jheem
Joined: Jan 2004
I use it on occasion and have heard it used.
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