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Why do I know these things? #2389
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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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Re: Why do I know these things? #2390
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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


Re: Why do I know these things? #2391
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shame on you popebongo

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


Re: Why do I know these things? #2392
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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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Re: Why do I know these things? #2394
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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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YART!


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Check out the other thread in this category...
This territory has been covered before.


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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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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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Jedes bönchen gibt sein Tönchen.


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Okay guys, I know my last name is Gierschick, but that doesn't make me a German scholar...




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>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!


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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.


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Did I say 'burning' ... well I meant cooking it for a long time. Have you made Pumpernickel often Blanche?


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Mor-mor said "Burnt bread, especially the crust, is good for your singing voice."


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good for your singing voice

Right. Eat a live frog, too - after that, the day can only get better


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"Eat a live frog, too - after that, the day can only get better."

But not for the frog.


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not for the frog

Si - bien sûr!


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