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Re: Shooting off at the mouth

In message <19980929.180915.-201207.0.AdamNelson@juno.com> adamnelson@juno.com writes:

> That said, I'd like to give my final word on Blaufergnugen.

An interesting name.  'Fergnugen' is meaningless in German, but
'vergnugen' is a verb meaning to enjoy oneself - it has sybaritic
overtones.  Germans pronounce initial 'v' as 'f' - so it's an aural

'Blau', of course, means simply 'blue' - although in common slang it
also means 'helplessly drunk'.

"Blauvergnugen" could be a compound verb meaning to satisfy oneself
by getting as drunk as a skunk.

 Phil Payne
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