Bembel-B Blog

2005/09/19

A very profound etymology of this blog’s name

Filed under: Bembel,etymology,Germany,Hessen — FrankZabbath @ 10:40

A Bembel is an Hessian traditional stoneware mug used for serving German cider. The pronunciation is something like bamble, but the vowel a has to be like in extra or example.
Hence the name as a variation of bumble bee. Sweet and neat, eh?

Bembel for the 700th anniversary of the town DreieichenhainFor your amusement, and maybe you are longing for further insights to this highly interesting topic, here’s the Babel Fish translation of the German Wikipedia article about Bembel.

So beware the Bembel of Doom if you can! At any cost, literally!
And no, this blog won’t be about getting drunk nor praising alcohol! Well, mostly that is. I only needed an unique and short name and this was one of the first I could spontaneously come up with just like that.

Copyright notice

The photograph showing a Bembel (dated 2005-03-24 at 21:47 CET) used in this entry is © Yak and is published under the GNU Free Documentation License 1.2 (GFDL). You can find an on-site copy of the GFDL in this entry and the most recent version at the GNU project.

ChangeLog

[2005-09-22: Replace citation of Babel Fish translation with a direct link to it for Copyright reasons. Add photograph of a Bembel with Copyright notes. Correct some typos.]
[2006-04-23: Add tags.]

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