“Tintenfleck”

tintenfleck

Reader Christian Kuehnke writes:

Did you know that “fleck” in German means “stain” (like in inkstain) in English and “inkstain” would translate to “Tintenfleck” in German ? 😉

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  1. Always fun to trace the histories or origins of our names, John! I oftentimes wonder what name the Native Americans – whose names speak to the essence of an individual’s identity – would have given me. But instead I am “Richter,” which in German is ‘judge.’ Still not sure how I feel about that!

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