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>Dagobert -#827


Put a German to a word association test with “Dagobert” and they’ll be back in a flash with “Duck”

Pronounced “Dook”

Do the same with an American and “Donald” ….you get the idea.

“Dagobert” appears to be the translation of “Donald”

The road-naming in Mainz obviously wasn’t sponsored by Disney.

Could have been named after one of the 7/8thC Franconian kings

Could have been named after Dagobert, the nom de guerre of a Berlin extortionist with an amazing criminal energy who achieved folk-hero status of (almost) Robin Hood proportions. (If only he hadn’t kept setting off IEDs in department stores

No, probably Luc Siméon Auguste Dagobert, an 18thC French general.

The building used to house the old Lampenfabrik,

How appropriate, then, that the name comes from from Gaulish dago “good” and Old Franconian berath “bright”.

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