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English translation: dress rehearsal

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09:28 Jul 26, 2005
German to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
German term or phrase: Spitzenprobe
from a poem by Wilhelm Busch

Schuetzenfest, Kasinobaelle,
Pferderennen, Preisgericht,
Liedertafel, Spitzenprobe,
Ohen ihn, da ging es nicht.
Tegan Raleigh
United States
Local time: 14:47
English translation:dress rehearsal
Explanation:
Don't think it's a typo.

It's about someone who is in continuous stress because they try to be involved in every single local community event......

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Note added at 1 hr 40 mins (2005-07-26 11:08:49 GMT)
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Just to confuse the issue further.

I found this:
\"Am 15.04.1901 hielt die FFw eine \"Spitzenprobe\" mit anschließender Theatervorstellung ab.\"

on this site:

http://www.feuerwehr-schweinitz.de/index.php?root=006

I\'ve also found a majority of sites quoting the poem using \"Spitzenprobe\".

Who knows what\'s really original- maybe someone out there has Busch\'s original book ?

In a sense a Spritzenprobe could be a dress rehearsal for hosepipes?
So it might even be a PUN.
Selected response from:

Gareth McMillan
Local time: 23:47
Grading comment
Thanks... still don't have the original, but I am keeping your idea about the word play in mind for when I do find it. Thanks much.
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spitzenprobe
dress rehearsal


Explanation:
Don't think it's a typo.

It's about someone who is in continuous stress because they try to be involved in every single local community event......

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 1 hr 40 mins (2005-07-26 11:08:49 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

Just to confuse the issue further.

I found this:
\"Am 15.04.1901 hielt die FFw eine \"Spitzenprobe\" mit anschließender Theatervorstellung ab.\"

on this site:

http://www.feuerwehr-schweinitz.de/index.php?root=006

I\'ve also found a majority of sites quoting the poem using \"Spitzenprobe\".

Who knows what\'s really original- maybe someone out there has Busch\'s original book ?

In a sense a Spritzenprobe could be a dress rehearsal for hosepipes?
So it might even be a PUN.

Gareth McMillan
Local time: 23:47
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thanks... still don't have the original, but I am keeping your idea about the word play in mind for when I do find it. Thanks much.
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Changes made by editors
Jul 26, 2005 - Changes made by Marcus Malabad:
Term askedspitzenprobe » Spitzenprobe


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