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I had worried!

Does that seem skimpy ? That seems skimpy. Well, how about this . I was reading Lisa Jardine’s Worldly Goods: A New History of the Renaissance. In the last chapter she quotes a letter by the master artist Albrecht Dürer to one of his patrons. Dürer’s quoted as passing on his nephew’s thanks for two florins sent as Trinkgeld, money to get a drink. I’m delighted to learn that 16th Century German apparently had a perfectly legitimate word for “beer money”. Also that it’s adorable! I can’t imagine a more adorable term for this unless it’s whatever the Dutch version of “Trinkgeld” is. There must be a word for the joy of discovering an adorable German word for something. I bet it’s in French.

Author: Joseph Nebus

I was born 198 years to the day after Johnny Appleseed. The differences between us do not end there. He/him.

8 thoughts on “Whew!”

  1. My sister, who lived in the Netherlands until not too long ago, tells me the Dutch don’t actually have a single word for ‘drinks money’ – a pity, as Trinkgeld is quite a good one and should be available in more languages.


  2. Aww, I was hoping you had made a blog entry on the studio master you found of an episode of the old CBS game show “Whew!”. With Tom Kennedy’s recent passing, I figured you figured it time to release it to You Tube.


    1. I’m sorry to disappoint! I’d never heard of Whew! the series before, I’m afraid. The only obscure game show content I have around here is somewhere I once had a YouTube video to one of the episodes of The Magnificent Marble Machine, because of course I would. I think the link is now dead.


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