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It’s not called “Mayence” for nothing……

Mainz has a coloured history – Romans, Franks, Vandals, Swedes, Austrians, French all turned up at some stage and stayed for various periods of time – but it’s the bleu-blanc-rouge faction that’s been the lasting influence. (They only left in 1933 and they left the language strewn across Mainz

A wallet is a “Portmannee”, the police are “Bollesje”, a small shop is a “Buddick” and a pavement/sidewalk is a “Trodddewaa”

And folks play Boules.

Almost secretly…….

(Seen from the stairs that run from the end of the Martinsstrasse down to the

This entry was published on 26 September, 2015 at 08:00 and is filed under History, Language, Mainz. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “It’s not called “Mayence” for nothing……

  1. Terrific shot. It’s a game that’s never made it over to this part of the world.

  2. I played this once in France; did a miserable job. My humorous attitude was not appreciated. Oops!

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