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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 Gaugass..er..Gaustrasse

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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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