I Wish I Spoke German Posted by jfleck on 8 November 2005, 8:58 pm Dave points me to this: Anyone in the audience speak German?
OK, I usually regret trying to do this sort of thing, but it was surprising how many of these words I could piece together (and the trusty dictionary helped in a couple of places). Consult a real German before building one of this, but as a first approximation, try there (note using “ue” for “u with umlaut”, etc, since I am not sure how WordPress will handle the international characters).
Scizzel = sketch? (Skizze = sketch or draft)
Reissleine = ripcord (literally; trigger, I guess)
Bleiwolfrumfenster = lead tungsten glass (maybe? Blei = lead, wolfrum = tungsten, fenster = window)
Halteoese = Eyebolt ring (literally: stop eye(bolt))
Verschluss und Zeitzuender = Lock and fuse
Stuetzversteifung = Stiffening brace
Stuetzstrebe = Supporting brace
Rohr mit Mantel = Pipe with liner (or “pipe with jacket”; Mantel is used in a couple of ways, but it is some kind of outer shell in this context, I think).
Deckmantel = Cloaking or shell
Plutonium = I’ll let you work this one out. 🙂
I’m wondering now if this combination of information renders this blog entry classified.
Well, when the FBI comes knocking on our door, at least I’ll know why.
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