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Thread #165466   Message #3970354
Posted By: Steve Parkes
07-Jan-19 - 10:24 AM
Thread Name: 'Backfisch' -- was ist das ?
Subject: RE: 'Backfisch' -- was ist das ?
The word occurs in E M Forster's novel Howard's End. Back in the 60s I asked a German woman I knew, and she said it meant something like 'clever-clogs'; literally, it means baked fish.