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"Während die Weisen grübeln, erobern die Dummen die Festung."
– Kalenderspruch, (angeblich) aus Jugoslawien.

Fledermaus

Klaus Trebes, "Auskünfte aus Küche und Leben": "Der k.u.k. Fleischer schneidet als Siedfleisch aus der Keule noch Hüferscherzel, Hüferschwanzel, Zapfen und Fledermaus, weißes und schwarzes Scherzel. Aus dem Vorderviertel dünnes, mittleres und dickes Kügerl, Beinfleisch, Kruspelspitz und Schulterscherzel, Kavalierspitz, dicke Schulter, mageres und fettes Meisel. Aber wer weiß noch, wo das weiße Scherzel endet und das Ortsschwanzel beginnt? Wo sitzt das Bröselfleisch, die Fledermaus? Es gibt viele Gründe, zum Siedfleischessen nach Wien zu pilgern."

Stimmt. Jedenfalls hat meine erste Fledermaus köstlich geschmeckt. Natürlich im Gaumenspiel.

Kassiber

Kassiber, der; -s,- heimliche Mitteilung eines Gefangenen auf einem Zettel.

Love Handles

Salon.com: "You know it's a bad sign when your love handles start to sprout love handles of their own. You know it's really bad when people don't notice your love handles' love handles because they're distracted by the bulging valises beneath your eyes."

Love Handles
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Serendipity

(dt. Serendipität)

Dictionary.com: "1. The faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident.

  1. The fact or occurrence of such discoveries.
  2. An instance of making such a discovery.

[From the characters in the Persian fairy tale The Three Princes of Serendip, who made such discoveries, from Persian Sarandîp, Sri Lanka, from Arabic sarandîb.]

Word History: We are indebted to the English author Horace Walpole for the word serendipity, which he coined in one of the 3,000 or more letters on which his literary reputation primarily rests. In a letter of January 28, 1754, Walpole says that 'this discovery, indeed, is almost of that kind which I call Serendipity, a very expressive word.' Walpole formed the word on an old name for Sri Lanka, Serendip. He explained that this name was part of the title of 'a silly fairy tale, called The Three Princes of Serendip: as their highnesses traveled, they were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things which they were not in quest of...'"

Internet-Glossar Methoden empirischer Sozialforschung: "im Englischen 1754 durch Horace Walpole geprägt. Unerwartete und unbeabsichtigte Entdeckung im Rahmen einer Untersuchung mit anderer Zielsetzung. So stolperte z.B. vor wenigen Jahren ein Mediziner, der mit Fröschen experimentierte, 'zufällig' über die Beobachtung, daß sich bei keinem der Versuchstiere eine kleine, im Rahmen einer Experimentalreihe beigebrachten Schnittwunde entzündete. Eine Analyse des Hautsekrets ergab, daß sich antiseptisch wirksame Bestandteile isolieren ließen, die nun pharmazeutisch genutzt werden können. Lit: Merton, R. 1995, S. 100 ff."

Parsnip

(Pastinak, Pastinaca sativa)

Encyclopedia.com: "Parsnip, garden plant (Pastinaca sativa) of the family Umbelliferae (parsley family), native to the Old World. It has been cultivated since Roman times for its long, fleshy, edible root. Wine and beer have also been made from it. The wild form has become naturalized in North America, often proving a noxious weed. Parsnip is a biennial but is cultivated as an annual. The root can be left in the ground all winter without deterioration. It is also used as livestock feed. Parsnip is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Apiales, family Umbelliferae."

Parsnip (pastinaca sativa)
parsnip.com

DNS

"The basic method which allows a Domain Name to lead customers to your web site is shown below. This diagram describes a request made by a customer's web browser as he attempts to log onto your site.

To determine which primary name server contains your Domain Name Records, a local name server contacts the root domain name server maintained by the InterNIC.

The root domain name server then returns the IP address of the primary name server responsible for the domain being requested.

The primary name server becomes the next machine contacted by the local name server.

The primary name server holds the IP address for the domain name and satisfies the the local name server's request.

Then the local name server can finally return to the web browser with the IP address.

Using the IP address, the web browser can then contact the company's web server and retrieve your web pages."

Comment Le DNS Travail
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