Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Uli Hesse in Germany

It's a long story, like these things always are, but the German term "Klungel" comes from the same stem as the English "cling". Thus it has to do with sticking together, which is why it originally meant a knot or a bundle. Until the inhabitants of Cologne got hold of the word, that is, because they changed the meaning to denote kith and kin, family.

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