14 Sep

I will blog about this elsewhere in good time, but meanwhile I just have to comment …


What sort of a name for a place is that?

“Oh, I am just off to Moist Cheeks for the afternoon”

It sounds – it doesn’t even sound dirty. Just kind of creepy.

I tried replacing Moist with Damp, Sweaty … nope.  Didn’t help.

All the way there – all the way through the town, even – we giggled.


2 responses to “Feuchtwangen

  1. Lindsay Scholle

    September 23, 2009 at 11:10 am

    Love those German names. There’s a good selection of them here:
    Of which “Geilenkirchen” seems especially odd.
    I think German place names always make good holiday photo backgrounds.

    Of course it’s not quite the same as the place name, but Lion Feuchtwanger was the author whose books Hitler wanted on the top of every book burning party. His nephew, Edgar Feuchtwanger is also an excellent historian.

  2. Hanno

    September 24, 2009 at 7:44 am

    “vangr” is – seen from an ethymological standpoint – a word for a meadow from old nordisc.
    So Feuchtwangen is a settlement built on a wet meadow.

    Take a look on the satellite map, and you get the idea.


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