[Sca-cooks] wick-a-wack? (OOP)

Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius adamantius1 at verizon.net
Thu Aug 12 17:53:35 PDT 2010

On Aug 12, 2010, at 1:10 PM, Terry Decker wrote:

> I have ABSOLUTELY NO EVIDENCE for this idea, so take it with a salt shaker.
> There is a modern geological term, "wacke" used to describe a sandstone that has formed from basaltic rock which has decomposed in situ.  The word derives from a German miner's term for rock, wacke, which appears to have derived from wack(e)lig meaning shaky or unsteady.
> The German "Vich" means "dumb beast," "animal" "brute," or "cattle" depending on how you use it.
> "Vichenwacke" might be a colloquial combinative word for a dish made of animal parts that resembles wacke, the sandstone.  A little mispronunciation would give you wick-a-wack.
> Finding any evidence for or against this idea will likely be a problem. I've done some cursory checking and there is nothing easily available.  I think the best source to research this further would be some high end dictionaries of colloquial German.

This sounds potentially plausible; somebody might also want to look into the German usage of "Weck" (as in, say, Kümmelweck) for rolls...


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