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by Dunkeld
Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Rice balls
Replies: 3
Views: 1062

Re: Rice balls

Erik_Kowal wrote: Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:20 pm The description is only an approximation description of the shape, and not to be taken too literally.
I would also think so! :)
Exactly!
by Dunkeld
Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Danish pastry - and Rosinenschnecke
Replies: 10
Views: 16452

Re: Danish pastry - and Rosinenschnecke

Good to see that you also like raisins!
by Dunkeld
Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Why old men don't get hired
Replies: 1
Views: 2682

Re: Why old men don't get hired

Good for him!
by Dunkeld
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Who goes to hell - as far as those pious Bible Christians are concerned?
Replies: 3
Views: 4923

Who goes to hell - as far as those pious Bible Christians are concerned?

Who goes to hell - as far as those pious Bible Christians are concerned?

I suspect: EVERYBODY - except those maga-super-over-ÜBER-pious Bible Christians.

Am I right?
by Dunkeld
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Welcome to the Clubhouse
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 7
Views: 27667

Re: Coronavirus

Phil White wrote: Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:49 am Do keep well, everyone!
Thank you - and same to you!

Stay in good health - or: Bleib gesund!
by Dunkeld
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: kitsch
Replies: 3
Views: 12664

Re: kitsch

gdwdwrkr wrote: Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:56 pm It has a Yiddish sound but may be ersatz.
I also thought it was Yiddish, but it isn't.
by Dunkeld
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Saint David's Day
Replies: 4
Views: 12106

Re: Saint David's Day

Do you wear daffodils or leek?
by Dunkeld
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Oh, and have you read...?
Topic: Taking the high road
Replies: 3
Views: 19787

Re: Taking the high road

When reading a title like "taking the high road" I always think of the bonnie bonnie banks of Loch Lomond.
by Dunkeld
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Danish pastry - and Rosinenschnecke
Replies: 10
Views: 16452

Re: Danish pastry - and Rosinenschnecke

I was a baker in my early career. There is a lot of cross-over and some confusing definitions regarding different types of baked goods and many differing opinions about exactly what these different terms mean. I apprenticed under an Englishman and here's how it broke down in our little bakery.... P...
by Dunkeld
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Danish pastry - and Rosinenschnecke
Replies: 10
Views: 16452

Re: Danish pastry - and Rosinenschnecke

And: Thank you for your answers in this thread! :)
by Dunkeld
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Danish pastry - and Rosinenschnecke
Replies: 10
Views: 16452

Re: Danish pastry - and Rosinenschnecke

I have also posted my question there:

https://forum.wordreference.com/threads ... t-18701700

Now I see that some awful type of narrow-minded killjoy Mod has deleted half of my postings there.

I hope and a trust you are more open-minded here. :)
by Dunkeld
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Danish pastry - and Rosinenschnecke
Replies: 10
Views: 16452

Re: Danish pastry - and Rosinenschnecke

Phil White wrote: Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:44 pm I am probably the worlds least qualified person to answer this, as I rarely, if ever, eat pastries, buns or cakes - apart from a very occasional croissant, although the last one would have been about twelve years ago.
So maybe some-one else could help us both? :)
by Dunkeld
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Danish pastry - and Rosinenschnecke
Replies: 10
Views: 16452

Danish pastry - and Rosinenschnecke

Danish pastry - and Rosinenschnecke Danish pastry Danish pastry with apricots and cinnamon Presuming that it is like a Rosinenschnecke. Most of these Teilchen are called "Danish" or "Danish pastry" in GB. Why Danish I have no idea, but that's what my parents always order when we're in a German café ...
by Dunkeld
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Ask the Wordwizard Archive
Topic: brass tacks
Replies: 2
Views: 18715

Re: brass tacks

Jonathon Green wrote: Sun Jun 09, 1996 7:00 am
If slang lexicograopher Eric Partridge is correct, then so too is the suggestion that brass tacks is indeed rhyming slang for 'facts'.
Let us not forget:

On the first day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
A partridge in a pear tree.