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@henryhitchings — 6,124 followers, 3,110 tweets

Oct 19, 2017

I'd forgotten the musical Five Go to Illyria. Twelfth Night + Enid Blyton: "If you like McFly, you'll love this!"  http://goo.gl/qB2td2 

Oct 19, 2017

@benfricke In German, yes. But this is a hybrid of Yiddish and German. (I know that Putz is the German for plaster, but in Yiddish it means a fool.)

Oct 19, 2017

A machine called a Putzmeister is roaring away outside my window. On present evidence it should be called a Schmuckkönig.

Oct 19, 2017

@whatsamadder I love aporia, but not before I've had my coffee. My mistake!

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