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Re: Forthcoming WUS Sinn Factory Tour and WUS Meeting

Hi,

JohnF said:
I thought these were all called "Trinkhalle", which is really pretty pathetic...I like my idea better. :)
you are right, these spots are called Trinkhalle. Except in Frankfurt. A friend of me lives only one street away from Sinn and wrote this about exactly this place:
http://www.zebracar.de/Uhrentour05/Budchen.txt
(sorry german, but you really *can't* translate this)




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Re: Forthcoming WUS Sinn Factory Tour and WUS Meeting

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No, you really, really can't. :)

And even if you understand German, it's all in hessian dialect, which is, shall we say, ... ... ... ... ... ... challenging?

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JohnF said:
Hi -

No, you really, really can't.

And even if you understand German, it's all in hessian dialect, which is, shall we say, ... ... ... ... ... ... challenging?
in Germany you can find a lot of Dialects, they are changing from Town
to Town, some of them sounds like they have a blanket in their Mouth :-D :-X

P.S. i speak Dialect too (kurpfälzisch)
 

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Re: Forthcoming WUS Sinn Factory Tour and WUS Meeting

JohnF said:
And even if you understand German, it's all in hessian dialect, which is, shall we say, ... ... ... ... ... ... challenging?
:-D :-D :-D ;-)
 

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Re: Forthcoming WUS Sinn Factory Tour and WUS Meeting

Hi,

thx for this nice "short story", I can read every word (I'm a Frankforder). And I know this especially "Wasserhäuschen", I drived every day nearly of it - but with the bicycle and I had no stop.

This "location" is not far away from the Sinn factory. Perhaps we have a watch meeting at Sinn, it is a great pleasure to visit this "Wasserhäuschen".

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Re: Forthcoming WUS Sinn Factory Tour and WUS Meeting

JohnF said:
Hi -

No, you really, really can't. :)

And even if you understand German, it's all in hessian dialect, which is, shall we say, ... ... ... ... ... ... challenging?

JohnF
;-) ;-) ;-)

well john, here is something special for all our international friends, guests, watch enthusiasts, and other visitors.

PLEASE NOTE: this might could come in handy if you want to survive your trip to Frankfurt am Main, Germany - have fun :-D :


Want to learn Hessian?

This is the ultimate Hessisch-English Dictionary for all English speaking people intending to make a business trip to Frankfurt and get lost somewhere between the Airport and Sachsenhausen, Roedelheim/Bockenheim etc.


A
Anner... The other one


B
Babba... Father
Babbele ... to speak
Babbisch ... sticky
Balmegadde ... Famous botanical garden
wie bei de Hembels unnerm Sofa ... Colloquial: legendary place that everybody knows but nobody has ever seen
beleidischd Lebberworscht ... Sensitive person
Bembel ... Jug for famous Hessian beverage
Bobbelsche... Little child, baby
Bosse mache... to do something stupid
Brunze... to urinate
Bummbe ... to beat, hit


D
Dasch ... Bag, pocket
Der geht ran wie de Flocki ans Gehaggte ... Not very shy person
Des zischt wie Abbelsaft... "that fizzles like apple juice"
Dibbe... Pot
Dibbemess'... Frankfurt public festival
Dollbohrer... Awkward person also known as "Hannebambel"
Dorschenanner ... A big mess
dozze lasse ... to drop something
dribbe ... over there
druff ... up there
Dubbe... blot of paint; also: to be somewhat dull
Dummbabbler... Someone who talks too much similar to: "Sabbelschnuut"



E
Ebbel ... Apple
Ebbelwoi... famous Hessian beverage
Enuff... up
Enunner... down
Erbaame! Zu spät! Die Hesse komme! ... Hessian National Anthem


F
Fuddele ... to work not very accurately


G
Geknoddel ... Total mess
Grädediersche ... Small fish
Grie Soß ... Popular Frankfurt dish cucumber
Gugge ... to watch
Guuuude ... Hello, nice to see you!
Ei Guuuude wiie? ... Hello, nice to see you! How are you today?
Wo meschste hie? ... Where are you going?
Guutsje ... Candy


H
Häusje ... Small house, hut
Hauptwach ... Frankfurt Times Square
Herr uff ... Stop! Similar to: “Mooomendemal"
Hessisch-Kongo ... Area south of Darmstadt
Hessisch-Sibirie... Area north of Giessen
Hibbe... over there; to jump
Hibbelisch... nervous
Hinkel ... Chicken
Hogge... to sit
Horschemol! ... Listen!


K
Kaan Bock net ... unmotivated
Kaff... Small town
Kerrnsche ... Small car
Kipp ... Cigarette
Klaa ... small


L
Labbe ... Washcloth
Lebbe geht weider ... Hessian motto like "Don't worry, be happy"
Lebbern ... to drink
Lumbeseggel ... Furtive person


M
Mobbelsche ... Not even skinny person. Similar to:"Pummelsche"


N
Naggisch ... naked
Nippes ... Useless things


O
Offebach... Frankfurt Bronx


P
Petze ... to drink
Plärre... to cry


S
Sabber... Saliva
Schnalle ... to understand; also colloquial for female
Schnegge tschegge... To watch nice girls
Schnibbelsche ... Little piece
Schnuggelsche ... Candy; cute girl
Schnuuud ... Mouth
Schodder ... cash, money
Schwanger Lersch... Fat (female) person
sisch ablesche ... to go to sleep
Simbel ... Simpleton
Stinkwatz ... Smelly person


U
Uffgeblase ... arrogant
Uffrabbele... to get up; to pull oneself together
Uffschnitt ... all Hessian sausages, starting with an "u"


V
Veraaasche ... to make fun of someone


W
Wutz ... Pig; dirty person


Z
Zeil ... Broadway in Frankfurt
Zuggerschneggsche ... Sweet round biscuits; also: pet name for girlfriend



Popular Hessian Phrases:





Unn? ... What's goin' on?

Kumm Hoiner, steck der a o ... Do you want to smoke, Henrik?


Was hattan da de Babba da? ... What has the father in his hand?

Aasch glaab s gehd lous!... Are you nuts?


Prodoneworscht ... Bread without meat


Du ahle Babbsagg! ... You suck!

Hä ? ... Excuse me Sir, could you please be so kind to repeat your statement. I couldn't hear you well


Mer waases net. .. We don't know.


Des is abber babbisch! ... This is a little sticky!

Die hat do en Dubbe!... She is nuts!


Mer laaft de brieh de stern enunnee ... Sweat is running down my face.

Heit brennt de Planeeet widder... It's really hot today.


Uffgebassd! ... Pay attention!


Isch werd rischtisch rammdoesisch ... I'm feeling kind of weird

Kenndisch graad verriggd werrn! ... I'm going mad


Ooch gee haahm! ... Be off with you, you foolish person!

Isch mach weida... Good bye.







regards, holger

 

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Re: Forthcoming WUS Sinn Factory Tour and WUS Meeting

I am expecting word from Sinn about a date for the visit shortly ... please stand by for more information. :)
 

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Re: Forthcoming WUS Sinn Factory Tour and WUS Meeting

A bit late into the fold, but my EZM1 and 856 would love to see their birthplace! Keep me posted if it is not too late.

Cheers,

Peter.

peter(at)aylett.org
 

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I'm really interested in this Martin if I can swing it. We're going to be on holiday 7-14 Oct on top of just getting my business started in the next weeks (bad timing for hols but it was pre-arranged).

I look forward to hearing more news.
Cheers,
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Haven't heard back from Sinn yet. As the visit will have to take place during a weekday, I want to have the date at least four weeks in advance as attendees likely will need to take time off from work ... unless I get the date soon, we'll have to "walk back" the visit to mid-October.
 

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Re: Forthcoming WUS Sinn Factory Tour and WUS Meeting

Important: Cancellation Notice​

The Sinn company has continuously failed to provide a date for the proposed visit of the WUS forum members to the Sinn factory in the first half of October, despite numerous reminders and requests on my part. We are now below the 4-week threshold I consider essential to enable attendants to take time off from work and/or family, and to make travel arrangements to Frankfurt. I just don't think Sinn are that much interested, or interested any longer, in the tour, or, for that matter, in the International Sinn Forum. :-|

So after consultation with Ernie and Tim I sent Sinn a polite e-mail proposing that the visit be put on ice until - provided there is continued interest from the Sinn company in the project - they contact us again, and a new date can be arranged. I am not sure whether this will happen at all, but I felt it advisable to leave the door open for the resumption of friendlier relations.

I am sorry that the tour that many (myself included) were looking forward to with much expectation did not work out. But at least the forum members - and I - know that there won't be a tour in the first half of October, and can make other plans to spend our time. :-(

As to why this is the turn of events, I have no clue as I haven't heard from Sinn in three weeks at all, and have not even received a response to my suggestion to put the visit on ice, either. One might speculate - though, again, this is pure speculation - that perhaps other forces have intervened and advised Sinn that giving such publicity (as I am sure the tour would have once published on WUS) to an independent forum might be detrimental to other fora, or enterprises connected with Sinn; or maybe the open debates that are the hallmark of the WUS International Sinn Forum did not go down well. :think:

On a different, and hopefully more positive note:

I had originally hoped to close off the day at Sinn with a local Rhine-Main WatchUSeek area meeting in the tradition of the Darmstadt meetings. There might still be enough time to arrange an evening meeting in the second half of October (fall school recess in the state of Hesse) - no need to let the WUS meeting be rained out by Sinn's listlessness. ;-)

I'll make an announcement on the German Watches Forum today sounding out interest in an alternative WUS local Rhine-Main-area meeting .
 
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