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BillyG
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February 9, 2020 - 2:41 pm
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I love languages and etymology.  German is one of my lesser known/studied languages and today, I uncovered a wonderful German word for that fine old instrument, the bagpipes.

No, it's not Huffundpuffen - it is "Dudelsack"

Don't know why - it just amuses me.....

roflol

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Peter
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February 9, 2020 - 3:15 pm
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I've just taken a spin around Google Translate to find a funnier word for the noble tube-bedecked skin, and the Germans are indeed the winners.

Peter

"It is vain to do with more that which can be done with less"  - William of Ockham

"A crown is merely a hat that lets the rain in" - Frederick the Great

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BillyG
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February 9, 2020 - 4:09 pm
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🙂 @Peter !

Yeah - the French is quite good as well - "cornemuses" - reminds me that bagpipe tunes are oft considered just "corny old music"

I think my amusement from dudelsack is a kind of thought about just "noodling/doodling around" on an instrument based on a sackful of air....

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February 10, 2020 - 11:24 pm
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some fancy dudelsack'n at 2:17!  dream whip

can't find silver spear off the VA album.  too bad.  good stuff.

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BillyG
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February 11, 2020 - 8:41 am
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LOL @GregW - dudelrock lives....

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Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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