The most beautiful Swabian word

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The most beautiful Swabian word

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1bluepiano
mar 19, 2017, 6:17 pm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muggeseggele

1) Would a German equivalent of Roget's list 'diligence' as a synonym for 'penis'?

2) Why does 'Muggeseggele' feel like a corruption of some Yiddish word describing 'one who seems to cheat and might in fact cheat in a game but who might on the other hand simply be too thick to understand that game's rules'?

3) Does the placement & in fact presence of the image on wiki Talk page for that article not seem a bit odd;

4) and, more generally, whyever is it that the most furious & concentrated flame wars that I've come across on the net have been those between linguists on Wiki Talk pages?

Am enjoying and am learning a bit from the students of Turkish here.

2LolaWalser
mar 19, 2017, 6:27 pm

That's now my favourite Wikipedia article. Thanks, piano! :)

3MarthaJeanne
mar 20, 2017, 2:24 am

Yiddish and Swabian are both dialects of German. Yiddish has just added in more Hebrew and is traditionally written in the Hebrew alphabet.

4binders
mar 20, 2017, 10:03 am

A "bee's dick" is a similar unit of measurement here in Australia, one which the Macquarie Dictionary defines as "a very small amount".
There's also "sparrow's fart" - very early indeed, and "dog's balls" - something very obvious, but not necessarily good, like the british "dog's bollocks".

5bernsad
mar 20, 2017, 4:52 pm

I used to have a chart somewhere that would convert between Tads, Smidgens & Bee's Dicks.