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Emily
2017-10-10 13:27:06 UTC
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https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-by-first-known-date/1938

Just change the date to whatever year you're interested in. I picked
1938 because it's the year I was born. The most surprising word
listed was neo-Nazi. In 1938 there were lots of Nazis but I thought
neo-Nazis were a far more recent thing.
Gary
2017-10-10 15:01:04 UTC
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https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-by-first-known-date/1938
Just change the date to whatever year you're interested in. I picked
1938 because it's the year I was born. The most surprising word
listed was neo-Nazi. In 1938 there were lots of Nazis but I thought
neo-Nazis were a far more recent thing.
In 1938, I suppose a neo-Nazi was a person who was part German.

Nazi is a Jewish-Hebrew expression for people who used to lived in the ancient land of
Naz. Naz was the area that we now call Germany. They even named their European
cousins for that area. They called them the Ashkenazi. Ashke meaning "our beloved"
who live in the "land of the Nazi". Or those damn "Germans".

When Hitler took power, American journalists heard their Jewish superiors talking about
those "damn nazis" -- they thought they referred to the German Fascists. You know how
stupid journalists are.

Which explains why they never referred to the Italian Fascists as "Nazis".
Talis Mann
2017-10-10 17:33:03 UTC
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In 1938, I suppose a neo-Nazi was a person who was part German.
You suppose incorrectly. Nothing new there. You seem to go out of
your way to create the impression that you're a stubborn idiot.
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Nazi is a Jewish-Hebrew
No, you ignorant ass, it isn't. Your continuing trolling with this
stupidity only makes you look that much stupider ... if that's even
possible with all your childish race-baiting.
El Castor
2017-10-10 18:08:42 UTC
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Post by Emily
https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-by-first-known-date/1938
Just change the date to whatever year you're interested in. I picked
1938 because it's the year I was born. The most surprising word
listed was neo-Nazi. In 1938 there were lots of Nazis but I thought
neo-Nazis were a far more recent thing.
In 1938, I suppose a neo-Nazi was a person who was part German.
Nazi is a Jewish-Hebrew expression for people who used to lived in the ancient land of
Naz. Naz was the area that we now call Germany. They even named their European
cousins for that area. They called them the Ashkenazi. Ashke meaning "our beloved"
who live in the "land of the Nazi". Or those damn "Germans".
When Hitler took power, American journalists heard their Jewish superiors talking about
those "damn nazis" -- they thought they referred to the German Fascists. You know how
stupid journalists are.
Which explains why they never referred to the Italian Fascists as "Nazis".
WRONG (Again) ....

Your anti-Semitic bullshit is getting tiresome, Gary.

Here's a detailed German video on the subject:


"Nazi comes from the German word for National Socialist
(Nationalsozialistische)."
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=nazi

"from German, phonetic spelling of the first two syllables of
Nationalsozialist National Socialist
http://www.dictionary.com/browse/nazi
Gary
2017-10-10 19:39:06 UTC
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https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-by-first-known-date/1938
Just change the date to whatever year you're interested in. I picked
1938 because it's the year I was born. The most surprising word
listed was neo-Nazi. In 1938 there were lots of Nazis but I thought
neo-Nazis were a far more recent thing.
In 1938, I suppose a neo-Nazi was a person who was part German.
Nazi is a Jewish-Hebrew expression for people who used to lived in the ancient land of
Naz. Naz was the area that we now call Germany. They even named their European
cousins for that area. They called them the Ashkenazi. Ashke meaning "our beloved"
who live in the "land of the Nazi". Or those damn "Germans".
When Hitler took power, American journalists heard their Jewish superiors talking about
those "damn nazis" -- they thought they referred to the German Fascists. You know how
stupid journalists are.
Which explains why they never referred to the Italian Fascists as "Nazis".
WRONG (Again) ....
Your anti-Semitic bullshit is getting tiresome, Gary.
I'm not anti-Jew. I like and admire Jews as much as you do. But I don't think they
are above (below ?) a little honest discussion. I realize we have to be PC when
discussing blacks -- but I think Jews are our equals.

And I see nothing about my post that should be construed as anti-semitic. It's just my
opinion of the origins of that word. No big deal. I first came to this conclusion when
I learned that the Hebrews use to refer to what is now Germany as "Naz".
Post by El Castor
http://youtu.be/fLBFOIA1Y4k
"Nazi comes from the German word for National Socialist
(Nationalsozialistische)."
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=nazi
"from German, phonetic spelling of the first two syllables of
Nationalsozialist National Socialist
http://www.dictionary.com/browse/nazi
I've heard that yarn since I was boy. And still don't believe it.

Anyway -- the first two syllables are Na -- ti.

BTW, there is one thing I have wondered about. Back during the war years of the 1940s
-- is there any record that the ordinary German people themselves used the word "nazi" ?
El Castor
2017-10-10 20:57:53 UTC
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Post by Emily
https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-by-first-known-date/1938
Just change the date to whatever year you're interested in. I picked
1938 because it's the year I was born. The most surprising word
listed was neo-Nazi. In 1938 there were lots of Nazis but I thought
neo-Nazis were a far more recent thing.
In 1938, I suppose a neo-Nazi was a person who was part German.
Nazi is a Jewish-Hebrew expression for people who used to lived in the ancient land of
Naz. Naz was the area that we now call Germany. They even named their European
cousins for that area. They called them the Ashkenazi. Ashke meaning "our beloved"
who live in the "land of the Nazi". Or those damn "Germans".
When Hitler took power, American journalists heard their Jewish superiors talking about
those "damn nazis" -- they thought they referred to the German Fascists. You know how
stupid journalists are.
Which explains why they never referred to the Italian Fascists as "Nazis".
WRONG (Again) ....
Your anti-Semitic bullshit is getting tiresome, Gary.
I'm not anti-Jew. I like and admire Jews as much as you do. But I don't think they
are above (below ?) a little honest discussion. I realize we have to be PC when
discussing blacks -- but I think Jews are our equals.
And I see nothing about my post that should be construed as anti-semitic. It's just my
opinion of the origins of that word. No big deal. I first came to this conclusion when
I learned that the Hebrews use to refer to what is now Germany as "Naz".
Post by El Castor
http://youtu.be/fLBFOIA1Y4k
"Nazi comes from the German word for National Socialist
(Nationalsozialistische)."
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=nazi
"from German, phonetic spelling of the first two syllables of
Nationalsozialist National Socialist
http://www.dictionary.com/browse/nazi
I've heard that yarn since I was boy. And still don't believe it.
Anyway -- the first two syllables are Na -- ti.
BTW, there is one thing I have wondered about. Back during the war years of the 1940s
-- is there any record that the ordinary German people themselves used the word "nazi" ?
Watch the video. It explains the whole thing -- including the origins
of the word, and how and when it was used in Germany -- which was not
very much.
http://youtu.be/fLBFOIA1Y4k
Gary
2017-10-10 22:27:01 UTC
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https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-by-first-known-date/1938
Just change the date to whatever year you're interested in. I picked
1938 because it's the year I was born. The most surprising word
listed was neo-Nazi. In 1938 there were lots of Nazis but I thought
neo-Nazis were a far more recent thing.
In 1938, I suppose a neo-Nazi was a person who was part German.
Nazi is a Jewish-Hebrew expression for people who used to lived in the ancient land of
Naz. Naz was the area that we now call Germany. They even named their European
cousins for that area. They called them the Ashkenazi. Ashke meaning "our beloved"
who live in the "land of the Nazi". Or those damn "Germans".
When Hitler took power, American journalists heard their Jewish superiors talking about
those "damn nazis" -- they thought they referred to the German Fascists. You know how
stupid journalists are.
Which explains why they never referred to the Italian Fascists as "Nazis".
WRONG (Again) ....
Your anti-Semitic bullshit is getting tiresome, Gary.
I'm not anti-Jew. I like and admire Jews as much as you do. But I don't think they
are above (below ?) a little honest discussion. I realize we have to be PC when
discussing blacks -- but I think Jews are our equals.
And I see nothing about my post that should be construed as anti-semitic. It's just my
opinion of the origins of that word. No big deal. I first came to this conclusion when
I learned that the Hebrews use to refer to what is now Germany as "Naz".
Post by El Castor
http://youtu.be/fLBFOIA1Y4k
"Nazi comes from the German word for National Socialist
(Nationalsozialistische)."
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=nazi
"from German, phonetic spelling of the first two syllables of
Nationalsozialist National Socialist
http://www.dictionary.com/browse/nazi
I've heard that yarn since I was boy. And still don't believe it.
Anyway -- the first two syllables are Na -- ti.
BTW, there is one thing I have wondered about. Back during the war years of the 1940s
-- is there any record that the ordinary German people themselves used the word "nazi" ?
Watch the video. It explains the whole thing -- including the origins
of the word, and how and when it was used in Germany -- which was not
very much.
http://youtu.be/fLBFOIA1Y4k
That's interesting. I'll try to believe it, but I'm having trouble. If it's a word
used by Germans -- why did the Jews pick it up to call each other ? (ashkenazi ?)
El Castor
2017-10-11 08:00:21 UTC
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https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-by-first-known-date/1938
Just change the date to whatever year you're interested in. I picked
1938 because it's the year I was born. The most surprising word
listed was neo-Nazi. In 1938 there were lots of Nazis but I thought
neo-Nazis were a far more recent thing.
In 1938, I suppose a neo-Nazi was a person who was part German.
Nazi is a Jewish-Hebrew expression for people who used to lived in the ancient land of
Naz. Naz was the area that we now call Germany. They even named their European
cousins for that area. They called them the Ashkenazi. Ashke meaning "our beloved"
who live in the "land of the Nazi". Or those damn "Germans".
When Hitler took power, American journalists heard their Jewish superiors talking about
those "damn nazis" -- they thought they referred to the German Fascists. You know how
stupid journalists are.
Which explains why they never referred to the Italian Fascists as "Nazis".
WRONG (Again) ....
Your anti-Semitic bullshit is getting tiresome, Gary.
I'm not anti-Jew. I like and admire Jews as much as you do. But I don't think they
are above (below ?) a little honest discussion. I realize we have to be PC when
discussing blacks -- but I think Jews are our equals.
And I see nothing about my post that should be construed as anti-semitic. It's just my
opinion of the origins of that word. No big deal. I first came to this conclusion when
I learned that the Hebrews use to refer to what is now Germany as "Naz".
Post by El Castor
http://youtu.be/fLBFOIA1Y4k
"Nazi comes from the German word for National Socialist
(Nationalsozialistische)."
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=nazi
"from German, phonetic spelling of the first two syllables of
Nationalsozialist National Socialist
http://www.dictionary.com/browse/nazi
I've heard that yarn since I was boy. And still don't believe it.
Anyway -- the first two syllables are Na -- ti.
BTW, there is one thing I have wondered about. Back during the war years of the 1940s
-- is there any record that the ordinary German people themselves used the word "nazi" ?
Watch the video. It explains the whole thing -- including the origins
of the word, and how and when it was used in Germany -- which was not
very much.
http://youtu.be/fLBFOIA1Y4k
That's interesting. I'll try to believe it, but I'm having trouble. If it's a word
used by Germans -- why did the Jews pick it up to call each other ? (ashkenazi ?)
You think too much. No the Jews didn't invent Hitler or fascism, and
Hitler's minions weren't named after Jews. Most of the Jews in the US
are Ashkenazi. I don't think they would be too delighted to hear your
theories. By the way, did I ever tell you that in Gaelic the word
nigger means stupid Scottish immigrant to America? And, oh my, the
niggers of Scotland were rumored to have been cannibals!
rumpelstiltskin
2017-10-11 08:10:00 UTC
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Post by Gary
Post by El Castor
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Post by Gary
Post by Emily
https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-by-first-known-date/1938
Just change the date to whatever year you're interested in. I picked
1938 because it's the year I was born. The most surprising word
listed was neo-Nazi. In 1938 there were lots of Nazis but I thought
neo-Nazis were a far more recent thing.
In 1938, I suppose a neo-Nazi was a person who was part German.
Nazi is a Jewish-Hebrew expression for people who used to lived in the ancient land of
Naz. Naz was the area that we now call Germany. They even named their European
cousins for that area. They called them the Ashkenazi. Ashke meaning "our beloved"
who live in the "land of the Nazi". Or those damn "Germans".
When Hitler took power, American journalists heard their Jewish superiors talking about
those "damn nazis" -- they thought they referred to the German Fascists. You know how
stupid journalists are.
Which explains why they never referred to the Italian Fascists as "Nazis".
WRONG (Again) ....
Your anti-Semitic bullshit is getting tiresome, Gary.
I'm not anti-Jew. I like and admire Jews as much as you do. But I don't think they
are above (below ?) a little honest discussion. I realize we have to be PC when
discussing blacks -- but I think Jews are our equals.
And I see nothing about my post that should be construed as anti-semitic. It's just my
opinion of the origins of that word. No big deal. I first came to this conclusion when
I learned that the Hebrews use to refer to what is now Germany as "Naz".
Post by El Castor
http://youtu.be/fLBFOIA1Y4k
"Nazi comes from the German word for National Socialist
(Nationalsozialistische)."
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=nazi
"from German, phonetic spelling of the first two syllables of
Nationalsozialist National Socialist
http://www.dictionary.com/browse/nazi
I've heard that yarn since I was boy. And still don't believe it.
Anyway -- the first two syllables are Na -- ti.
BTW, there is one thing I have wondered about. Back during the war years of the 1940s
-- is there any record that the ordinary German people themselves used the word "nazi" ?
Watch the video. It explains the whole thing -- including the origins
of the word, and how and when it was used in Germany -- which was not
very much.
http://youtu.be/fLBFOIA1Y4k
That's interesting. I'll try to believe it, but I'm having trouble. If it's a word
used by Germans -- why did the Jews pick it up to call each other ? (ashkenazi ?)
You think too much. No the Jews didn't invent Hitler or fascism, and
Hitler's minions weren't named after Jews. Most of the Jews in the US
are Ashkenazi. I don't think they would be too delighted to hear your
theories. By the way, did I ever tell you that in Gaelic the word
nigger means stupid Scottish immigrant to America? And, oh my, the
niggers of Scotland were rumored to have been cannibals!
rumpelstiltskin
2017-10-11 08:12:41 UTC
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On Wed, 11 Oct 2017 01:00:21 -0700, El Castor
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Post by Gary
That's interesting. I'll try to believe it, but I'm having trouble. If it's a word
used by Germans -- why did the Jews pick it up to call each other ? (ashkenazi ?)
You think too much. No the Jews didn't invent Hitler or fascism, and
Hitler's minions weren't named after Jews. Most of the Jews in the US
are Ashkenazi. I don't think they would be too delighted to hear your
theories. By the way, did I ever tell you that in Gaelic the word
nigger means stupid Scottish immigrant to America? And, oh my, the
niggers of Scotland were rumored to have been cannibals!
Sorry about that non-post. I didn't have any intention of
getting involved in Gary's Nazi/Ashkenazi fantasy. I guess
my finger slipped.
El Castor
2017-10-11 08:36:00 UTC
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On Wed, 11 Oct 2017 01:00:21 -0700, El Castor
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Post by Gary
That's interesting. I'll try to believe it, but I'm having trouble. If it's a word
used by Germans -- why did the Jews pick it up to call each other ? (ashkenazi ?)
You think too much. No the Jews didn't invent Hitler or fascism, and
Hitler's minions weren't named after Jews. Most of the Jews in the US
are Ashkenazi. I don't think they would be too delighted to hear your
theories. By the way, did I ever tell you that in Gaelic the word
nigger means stupid Scottish immigrant to America? And, oh my, the
niggers of Scotland were rumored to have been cannibals!
Sorry about that non-post. I didn't have any intention of
getting involved in Gary's Nazi/Ashkenazi fantasy. I guess
my finger slipped.
Same thing happened to me yesterday. (-8
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2017-10-11 12:02:11 UTC
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WRONG (Again) ....
Your anti-Semitic bullshit is getting tiresome, Gary.
I'm not anti-Jew. I like and admire Jews as much as you do. But I don't think they
are above (below ?) a little honest discussion. I realize we have to be PC when
discussing blacks -- but I think Jews are our equals.
And I see nothing about my post that should be construed as anti-semitic. It's just my
opinion of the origins of that word. No big deal. I first came to this conclusion when
I learned that the Hebrews use to refer to what is now Germany as "Naz".
Post by El Castor
http://youtu.be/fLBFOIA1Y4k
"Nazi comes from the German word for National Socialist
(Nationalsozialistische)."
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=nazi
"from German, phonetic spelling of the first two syllables of
Nationalsozialist National Socialist
http://www.dictionary.com/browse/nazi
I've heard that yarn since I was boy. And still don't believe it.
Anyway -- the first two syllables are Na -- ti.
BTW, there is one thing I have wondered about. Back during the war years of the 1940s
-- is there any record that the ordinary German people themselves used the word "nazi" ?
Watch the video. It explains the whole thing -- including the origins
of the word, and how and when it was used in Germany -- which was not
very much.
http://youtu.be/fLBFOIA1Y4k
That's interesting. I'll try to believe it, but I'm having trouble. If it's a word
used by Germans -- why did the Jews pick it up to call each other ? (ashkenazi ?)
You think too much.
Seriously, nothing I said was intended to be racially critical of Jews. Even among my
ancestors -- the Scots and Irish -- I see a lot of things that amuse me. The Jews are a
great people. What other tribe on Earth has kept records of their history for almost
4,000 years ? (I wish the Scots had)
Post by El Castor
No the Jews didn't invent Hitler or fascism, and
Hitler's minions weren't named after Jews. Most of the Jews in the US
are Ashkenazi. I don't think they would be too delighted to hear your
theories.
To tell the truth -- I have always wondered why the Fascists hated the Jews so much. I
suppose it was because both groups wanted to rule Germany. The Jews owned the banks --
but the Fascists owned the guns. So --- Adolph won !
Post by El Castor
By the way, did I ever tell you that in Gaelic the word
nigger means stupid Scottish immigrant to America?
Do you know when the word was first used in what is now America ?

In 1619 John Rolfe in Jamestown -- wrote in his diary :

"... About the last of August came in a dutch man of warre that sold us twenty negars..."

The spelling has changed -- but it's pronounced the same.
Post by El Castor
And, oh my, the
niggers of Scotland were rumored to have been cannibals!
The thought of nigaroes in Scotland made me dizzy. So I looked it up. This year,
Africoons make up one half of one percent of the Scot population. (Which is much too
high -- but better than Georgia).
El Castor
2017-10-11 20:20:46 UTC
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WRONG (Again) ....
Your anti-Semitic bullshit is getting tiresome, Gary.
I'm not anti-Jew. I like and admire Jews as much as you do. But I don't think they
are above (below ?) a little honest discussion. I realize we have to be PC when
discussing blacks -- but I think Jews are our equals.
And I see nothing about my post that should be construed as anti-semitic. It's just my
opinion of the origins of that word. No big deal. I first came to this conclusion when
I learned that the Hebrews use to refer to what is now Germany as "Naz".
Post by El Castor
http://youtu.be/fLBFOIA1Y4k
"Nazi comes from the German word for National Socialist
(Nationalsozialistische)."
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=nazi
"from German, phonetic spelling of the first two syllables of
Nationalsozialist National Socialist
http://www.dictionary.com/browse/nazi
I've heard that yarn since I was boy. And still don't believe it.
Anyway -- the first two syllables are Na -- ti.
BTW, there is one thing I have wondered about. Back during the war years of the 1940s
-- is there any record that the ordinary German people themselves used the word "nazi" ?
Watch the video. It explains the whole thing -- including the origins
of the word, and how and when it was used in Germany -- which was not
very much.
http://youtu.be/fLBFOIA1Y4k
That's interesting. I'll try to believe it, but I'm having trouble. If it's a word
used by Germans -- why did the Jews pick it up to call each other ? (ashkenazi ?)
You think too much.
Seriously, nothing I said was intended to be racially critical of Jews. Even among my
ancestors -- the Scots and Irish -- I see a lot of things that amuse me. The Jews are a
great people. What other tribe on Earth has kept records of their history for almost
4,000 years ? (I wish the Scots had)
Post by El Castor
No the Jews didn't invent Hitler or fascism, and
Hitler's minions weren't named after Jews. Most of the Jews in the US
are Ashkenazi. I don't think they would be too delighted to hear your
theories.
To tell the truth -- I have always wondered why the Fascists hated the Jews so much. I
suppose it was because both groups wanted to rule Germany. The Jews owned the banks --
but the Fascists owned the guns. So --- Adolph won !
Good question -- without any simple answers. Jews, being of a
different religion, were shunned in medieval Europe. They weren't
allowed to join trade guilds, so they did a job that was beneath the
dignity of a medieval Christian -- they became money lenders. There is
a plausible theory that the smartest money lenders (bankers) were the
wealthiest. This combined with a Jewish tradition of the best girls
seeking out the most successful men to marry, and during the middle
ages, wealthy families had the largest numbers of children. Darwin
would have approved. Since brains and money go together, Jews became
an influential segment of society, which led to more resentment.
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Post by El Castor
By the way, did I ever tell you that in Gaelic the word
nigger means stupid Scottish immigrant to America?
Do you know when the word was first used in what is now America ?
"... About the last of August came in a dutch man of warre that sold us twenty negars..."
The spelling has changed -- but it's pronounced the same.
Post by El Castor
And, oh my, the
niggers of Scotland were rumored to have been cannibals!
The thought of nigaroes in Scotland made me dizzy. So I looked it up. This year,
Africoons make up one half of one percent of the Scot population. (Which is much too
high -- but better than Georgia).
Tzatz Ziki
2017-10-10 21:07:22 UTC
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Your anti-Semitic bullshit is getting tiresome, Gary.
I'm not anti-Jew.
Yeah, actually, you lying sack of bigoted trolling sick, you are.
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And I see nothing
That's because you're a bigoted piece of trolling trailer-trash shit.
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Post by El Castor
http://youtu.be/fLBFOIA1Y4k
"Nazi comes from the German word for National Socialist
(Nationalsozialistische)."
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=nazi
"from German, phonetic spelling of the first two syllables of
Nationalsozialist National Socialist
http://www.dictionary.com/browse/nazi
I've heard that yarn since I was boy. And still don't believe it.
That's because you're a bigoted trolling trailer trash idiot piece of
shit.
Post by Gary
Anyway -- the first two syllables are Na -- ti.
You're an monolingual moron who doesn't speak, read, or write German, so
all you have is idiotic crap like this. "National" in German is
pronounced like "Nahtsional" if spelled phonetically in English, you
brainless bigoted trailer-trash dumbfuck.
Post by Gary
BTW, there is one thing I have wondered about.
Nobody cares, you ineducably stupid bigoted trolling trailer-trash
dumbfuck. You're too stupid and bigoted to get it anyway.
rumpelstiltskin
2017-10-10 15:38:20 UTC
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https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-by-first-known-date/1938
Just change the date to whatever year you're interested in. I picked
1938 because it's the year I was born. The most surprising word
listed was neo-Nazi. In 1938 there were lots of Nazis but I thought
neo-Nazis were a far more recent thing.
For 1945, I saw "all that" right away, but Bobby Burns beat
that date by well over 100 years:
http://www.robertburns.org/works/496.shtml

I'm surprised if "balding" didn't show up before 1945.

I've never heard of a "cellophane noodle", but I'm a
bit wary it might be something that shouldn't be
mentioned in polite company. Not that "polite
company" includes myself, of course.

"Coq au Vin" didn't show up until 1945, eh? I've
always been suspicious of those French pooftahs
foisting off their ghastly food on gullible and
unsuspecting Americans. I'm proof against it
myself: as soon as I hear "gourmet", I run the
other way.
Emily
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https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-by-first-known-date/1938
Just change the date to whatever year you're interested in. I picked
1938 because it's the year I was born. The most surprising word
listed was neo-Nazi. In 1938 there were lots of Nazis but I thought
neo-Nazis were a far more recent thing.
For 1945, I saw "all that" right away, but Bobby Burns beat
http://www.robertburns.org/works/496.shtml
I'm surprised if "balding" didn't show up before 1945.
I suppose all those words showed up a little while before they made
the dictionary. "Balding" may have been considered a dirty word since
it's something that happens mostly to men. ;-}
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I've never heard of a "cellophane noodle", but I'm a
bit wary it might be something that shouldn't be
mentioned in polite company. Not that "polite
company" includes myself, of course.
I assume it refers to the packing material.
Post by rumpelstiltskin
"Coq au Vin" didn't show up until 1945, eh? I've
always been suspicious of those French pooftahs
foisting off their ghastly food on gullible and
unsuspecting Americans. I'm proof against it
myself: as soon as I hear "gourmet", I run the
other way.
Chickens may have been the only kind of meat the French had to impress
their American "saviors" with when we got there in '44.

Incidentally, I just recently listened to a book that listed in detail
everything that the paratroopers who jumped behind the German lines
just before June 6, 1944 had to carry. There was so much that if one
of them fell down, they were frequently unable to get up again without
assistance. I was somewhat suspicious of the list because it included
three days worth of K rations and two cartons of cigarettes. ;-)
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https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-by-first-known-date/1938
Just change the date to whatever year you're interested in. I picked
1938 because it's the year I was born. The most surprising word
listed was neo-Nazi. In 1938 there were lots of Nazis but I thought
neo-Nazis were a far more recent thing.
For 1945, I saw "all that" right away, but Bobby Burns beat
http://www.robertburns.org/works/496.shtml
I'm surprised if "balding" didn't show up before 1945.
I suppose all those words showed up a little while before they made
the dictionary. "Balding" may have been considered a dirty word since
it's something that happens mostly to men. ;-}
Maybe "balding" was used as a kinder replacement
for "cueball".
Post by Emily
Post by rumpelstiltskin
I've never heard of a "cellophane noodle", but I'm a
bit wary it might be something that shouldn't be
mentioned in polite company. Not that "polite
company" includes myself, of course.
I assume it refers to the packing material.
I thought of that later. I think of "noodles as
being long and thin, but some of them are short
and squat. "Patapoufs et Filifers".
Post by Emily
Post by rumpelstiltskin
"Coq au Vin" didn't show up until 1945, eh? I've
always been suspicious of those French pooftahs
foisting off their ghastly food on gullible and
unsuspecting Americans. I'm proof against it
myself: as soon as I hear "gourmet", I run the
other way.
Chickens may have been the only kind of meat the French had to impress
their American "saviors" with when we got there in '44.
Incidentally, I just recently listened to a book that listed in detail
everything that the paratroopers who jumped behind the German lines
just before June 6, 1944 had to carry. There was so much that if one
of them fell down, they were frequently unable to get up again without
assistance. I was somewhat suspicious of the list because it included
three days worth of K rations and two cartons of cigarettes. ;-)
Everybody smoked in those days of course. I'd smoke
too if I were fighting in WWII - anything to take my mind
off the horror for a while.
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