Mainz Daily Photo

Why didn’t we ask Rudi in the first place…?! #1787

Rudi and Kerstin Baumann have run “Zum goldenen Adler” (these days, a traditional village restaurant serving simple, good food, but at times during its 170 year history, it was the top address in  town) in Gonsenheim for the last 20 years.

We were there with friends the other week and we got chatting with Rudi about the name of the road that runs up (“You don’t need “up along” when just “along” will do”) ALONG (pedantic bloody English teachers….) the side of the building and my attempts to identify its origin.

Butterbergreul.

“Oh” says Rudi “That’ll be because there used be a dairy farmer up there by the name of Beitz. Used to make his own butter and cheese until sometime in the 1950s”

That’ll be it, then.

Problem. Solved

Advertisements
This entry was published on 24 January, 2013 at 13:00. It’s filed under History, Language, Mainz and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “Why didn’t we ask Rudi in the first place…?! #1787

  1. You don’t need “up along” when just “along” will do. Thank goodness for pedantic English marms.

  2. How does a “road run UP THE SIDE of the building?” Must be hard on the structure. Where does the road lead?? Heaven?

Leave a reply - you don't need to enter your email address, but I moderate new visitors to avoid getting murdered by spam.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: