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OFFESKEITEN #171476
11/20/07 05:04 PM
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My dear, dead, neighbor used this word(adjective) to describe an ultra-conservative, boorish, gluttonous, self-centered, lazy, neighbor, of certain European descent.
Is this a real word or did Jack just spit out pidgion German sounds?

Phonetically it sounded: off'-ish-kiten......(add a country here)

Re: OFFESKEITEN [Re: R. Eastcourt] #171494
11/20/07 08:29 PM
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You doubled the original post, maybe you did not notice.
Aufschiessen, opschieten, means :" move on or hurry up". Could be sort of German or Dutch you heard. It's usually written in small fonts or characters.

Re: OFFESKEITEN [Re: BranShea] #171536
11/23/07 05:35 AM
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Originally Posted By: BranShea
You doubled the original post, maybe you did not notice.
Aufschiessen, opschieten, means :" move on or hurry up". Could be sort of German or Dutch you heard. It's usually written in small fonts or characters.


Hmmmm. I'm pretty sure it was an adjective, probably Dutch.

Re: OFFESKEITEN [Re: R. Eastcourt] #171849
12/03/07 11:59 AM
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Sounds more Dutch than German to me. BranShea's post gave me the idea that it might mean "upstart". Just a guess though.

Re: OFFESKEITEN [Re: Scriveyn] #171850
12/03/07 12:23 PM
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The word is too far off any real Dutch or German word to make anything out of it, Scriveyn. It comes closest to 'opschieten '
which means, as said to move on or to hurry up.

Re: OFFESKEITEN [Re: BranShea] #174743
03/15/08 01:39 AM
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I always thought "scheisse" was a "bad" word in German; one of those scatological ones... The online translator came up with "up-sh*t" for "aufscheissen". Not sure what that means, but it looks "bad" to me! If this was an insult, that would make sense...

Re: OFFESKEITEN [Re: twosleepy] #174753
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a "bad" word

German schießen 'to shoot', aufschießen 'to coil up (a rope)', and scheißen 'to shit'.


Ceci n'est pas un seing.
Re: OFFESKEITEN [Re: zmjezhd] #174757
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i.e., what a difference an 'ei' makes.

-ron o.

Re: OFFESKEITEN [Re: tsuwm] #174759
03/15/08 06:23 PM
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Okay, German isn't my strong suit, so please set me straight! Isn't "schiessen" pronounced (give a break here; more or less:) "shee-sen", and "scheissen" as "shy-sen"? That's a big difference, and from R. Eastcourt's phonetic description "-kiten" as opposed to "-keeten", it "sounds" like a long i to me. That would necessitate a "ei" combination, as in "scheissen". Okay, have at me!!! ;0)

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Re: OFFESKEITEN [Re: twosleepy] #174767
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Offeskeiten isn't German. It might could be some Germanic language; not sure I'd bet on it considering who it came from but I don't think we can draw any conclusions about what the vowel sequence would be in any German cognate even if it is a legitimate word in some Germanic language

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