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Here's one I could use some help with. Had a couple of years of German is school, and still have a German/English dictionary. However about all I can come up with for this is Special Fund for Trash Removal. Don't know if that's even close.

This one is so incredibly German, even though it comes from Switzerland!

Your translation hit it quite well, I'd roughly translate it with "Union with the purpose of clearing away the refuse in the area of (the river) Linth"
Yeah, neither very well-sounding nor anything like elegant... the German word "Kehricht" for example is so wonderfully antiquated that I doubt anyone from generation pokemon-selfie would understand it. A direct translation for it would be "sweepings", but the broader sense "refuse" seems more at place here.
 
"Zweckverband" as an expression is about as sexy as "supporting stockings" (which, btw, would translate with Stützstrümpfe", another word which illustrates the beautiful sound of the German language and why I prefer to speak Bavarian) and is one of the ugly children created by "Beamtendeutsch", the kind of German used in administrative functions.

Tomcat

Vielen Dank!   :cheers:
Might I add, that the 3 flags you see are from left to right: Glarus, Schwyz (The state not to be confused with Switerland, the country, also home to Ibach :D), and St. Gallen
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The Break Room / Re: So what are you listening to...
« Last post by DaveK on Today at 09:51:06 AM »
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Here's one: I once heard of a German word (which I quickly forgot) which means something like "finding beauty in things that are worn"...  :think:
I get "Suche nach Schönheit in den Dingen, die getragen werden" for that (Google Translate).

It was definitely a single word.
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Is that Carver SW knife sold by Victorinox in any color?


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I always thought it was very weird how one guy was able to order a miraculous range of SAKs in a bewildering array of colours directly from Victorinox which he would then sell on at an enormous profit.
Those extra microns of colour on the scales were very seductive, but in the end I really couldn't justify spending hundreds of dollars on SAKS that would sit around unused. I have in the past had some fancy Alox and planned to use it, but I'd always think - hm, why not use a cheaper SAK instead of ruining this beauty?

Well I guess old SwissBianco's going to have a harder time making a living, now that he can no longer sell Davy's Grey Carvers and the like. Love him or loathe him, he will always be remembered as the man who gave us the most awesome SAKs of all time, glowing in the radiated glare of Apocalypse Green.
Man, I wish I'd ordered some of those!

So, good luck Mr SwissBianco, and thanks for giving us some whacky SAKs to lust after, even if we couldn't necessarily afford them!

 :hatsoff:

I was eyeballing some of his special editions, but always had other priorities. Although they cost a pretty penny, now that he's gone I do feel some regret about not buying them  :doh:
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Thanks Glennfiddich!
I ought to point out that the word "AGAIN" is missing from the last line of my previous post.... a small but important word, given the context.

 :rofl:
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I always thought it was very weird how one guy was able to order a miraculous range of SAKs in a bewildering array of colours directly from Victorinox which he would then sell on at an enormous profit.
Those extra microns of colour on the scales were very seductive, but in the end I really couldn't justify spending hundreds of dollars on SAKS that would sit around unused. I have in the past had some fancy Alox and planned to use it, but I'd always think - hm, why not use a cheaper SAK instead of ruining this beauty?

Well I guess old SwissBianco's going to have a harder time making a living, now that he can no longer sell Davy's Grey Carvers and the like. Love him or loathe him, he will always be remembered as the man who gave us the most awesome SAKs of all time, glowing in the radiated glare of Apocalypse Green.
Man, I wish I'd ordered some of those!

So, good luck Mr SwissBianco, and thanks for giving us some whacky SAKs to lust after, even if we couldn't necessarily afford them!

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Thanks firiki.  Some lovely stuff you've got there. :cheers:
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Gadget Freak and EDC Forum / Re: Show Us Your EDC gear!!!
« Last post by murrydan on Today at 09:28:34 AM »
Thanks guys.
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Here's one: I once heard of a German word (which I quickly forgot) which means something like "finding beauty in things that are worn"...  :think:


I get "Suche nach Schönheit in den Dingen, die getragen werden" for that (Google Translate).


Also, I didn't know that Pan-Germanism had modern refusers, inside BRD. Nothing political to what I'll say, but I have a warm spot in my heart for Bavaria (and Scotland and Sicilly), strictly in the cultural sense, which gets confused from BDR (and UK and RI) intermingling.
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