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Re: Shooting off at the mouth
In message <19980929.180915.-201207.0.AdamNelson@juno.com> email@example.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.
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