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Re: Name Space

by Putzfrau (Beadle)
on May 22, 2002 at 19:03 UTC ( #168549=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Name Space

The story of my name is usually a long one told over a few pints of beer. So i'll keep it short and sober this time. Roughly 3 years ago, when i first started college, I moved in with some frineds of mine from high school. One was a slob, the other attended a German class, and the last one(me) tried to maintain somewhat hygenic conditions. Being the one with the highest standard of orderliness... I ended up doing most of the cleaning.

Half way through that year my friend who attended German class started calling me "PutzFrau". Which to my suprises, is supposed to mean "Cleaning Lady" in German. Woe is me. At first it was an insult, but later i adopted it as my gaming name, as a symbol of the shit I had to clean up, for our friendly games of CS. And since then i wear the title with pride.

I've been told that this meaning is incorrect. But I dont care. In my mind those times will ever be known as the age of....
"Das Eisen Putzfrau"
"The Iron Cleaning Lady"

"The way of the Hacker, the Way of the Sword and the way of Zen are identical, for they have the same purpose - that of killing the ego." -- Adapted from Yamada Jirokichi


Comment on Re: Name Space
Re: Re: Name Space
by Merlin42 (Friar) on May 22, 2002 at 19:29 UTC
    I'd say the meaning is pretty close ... I do not speak german, but...
    dictionary.com translates putzfrau to charwoman
    Personally I have never heard that term so I fed it back to dictionary.com
    We get three meanings all of which are basically "Cleaning Lady"

    ps
    putz frau translates to finery woman
Re: Re: Name Space
by castaway (Parson) on Jan 15, 2003 at 12:10 UTC
    It does, indeed, mean "cleaning lady"
    *in the know*
    C.
Re: Re: Name Space
by crenz (Priest) on Apr 16, 2003 at 15:57 UTC

    Putzfrau (no camel case) indeed means cleaning lady. The iron cleaning lady would be die eiserne Putzfrau.

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