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Things I did not know…The etymology of Pumpernickel

Ah…well.

Ahem.

Pumpernickel – From two German words. Pumpern, which translates into “To break wind”. And Nickel, which means “Goblin, devil, rapscallion”.

In other words…pumpernickel means “farting bastard”.

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