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Re: Funny Words (don't show this email to your polyglot kids)

From:Garth Wallace <gwalla@...>
Date:Friday, January 10, 2003, 6:30
Douglas Koller, Latin & French wrote:
> Christian schrieb: > >> --- In, Jake X <starvingpoet@R...> wrote: >> >>> The following is an innocent German sentence which sounds outrageous >> >> to an >> >>> English-speakers ears: >>> >>> Meine dicke Schlange wacht auf. >>> >>> For some reason, everyone I know who is immature enough to get it >>> gets a >>> laugh. ;) >> >> >> I don't get it. Anybody care to explain? >> >> (I get the "dick" part, but not the phrasal meaning...) > > > "Schlong" is also slang for "penis" (via Yiddish from the German, you > guessed it, "snake"). I'd guess "wacht auf" sounds to the uninitiated > like "wacked off", a colloquial term for male masturbation. I don't > quite understand the entire jokey meaning of the sentence in toto. > "Dick" and "schlong" together seems a bit like overkill, unless we're > meant to understand "dick" as what it means in German, "thick".
I don't think it's supposed to make sense as a rude sentence in English, just that it seems to consist entirely of crude terms.