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--- In [log in to unmask], "Douglas Koller, Latin & French"
<latinfrench@S...> wrote:
 >
 > >(I get the "dick" part, but not the phrasal meaning...)
 >
 > "Schlong" is also slang for "penis" (via Yiddish from the German, you
 > guessed it, "snake"). I'd guess "wacht auf" sounds to the uninitiated
 > like "wacked off", a colloquial term for male masturbation. I don't
 > quite understand the entire jokey meaning of the sentence in toto.
 > "Dick" and "schlong" together seems a bit like overkill, unless we're
 > meant to understand "dick" as what it means in German, "thick".

Mkay...  I guess I was too unfamiliar with the word "schlong"
to make the connection, and I didn't mispronounce "wacht auf"
enough to recognize it as "whacked off".  =P

Thanks for the hints.


-- Christian Thalmann