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Well, it was news to me

Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:30 pm
by strawman
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"Der Stinkefinger"

Notice for future reference: not "Die Stinkefinger". Not "Das Stinkefinger".
Do you ever wonder if there is a committee in Brussels that determines such matters?

Re: Well, it was news to me

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:47 am
by Varda
Ah, yes. Der Stinkefinger. Er riecht schlecht, as the name implies. I have no explanation for its (his?) gender. I guess Germans think that boys have the cooties.

Re: Well, it was news to me

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:27 pm
by strawman
So would that be "der cooties"?

Re: Well, it was news to me

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:39 pm
by Varda
:D That's "Mr. Cooties" to us!

Re: Well, it was news to me

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:55 pm
by Varda
I should add that the word with the most confusing gender is "das madchen", aka "the girl". Why "girl" is a gender-neutral noun instead of feminine, I'll never understand...

Re: Well, it was news to me

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:52 pm
by strawman
Have you seen Brunhilde?
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Re: Well, it was news to me

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:00 pm
by Varda
Ye gods! Well, I have NOW, thankee very much! :shock:

Das Madchen, indeed.