Monday, February 07, 2011

Where do they call those Reibeplaetzchen?

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Those of you who speak or just dig German will appreciate the maps at this site, which show usage information for various terms for the same thing. The list of maps is in the left column. For example, this is the map for what we boringly call Kartoffelpuffer, and I heard people in Mainz call Reibekuchen (according to the map they weren't locals, though), and the Regensbloggers call Reiberdatschi. English speakers: we call them potato pancakes or latkes!

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  1. Oh no, CN — I fear you have just ruined my productivity at work this week.

    Faszinierend!

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  2. No matter what you call them, they taste great! Love the maps.

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