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03:45 Aug 12, 2001
English to German translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase:poil
I heard this word in a film. What does it mean in german?
Explanation: Did you hear a German word in a German film or was it an English word that you heard? Do you want an English translation of a German word? There is no such word as poil in English. There is no such word as poil or peul in German. Maybe you could add some information that would help us help you.
Kim Metzger Mexico Local time: 06:54 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in pair: 2598
"poil" was used decades ago when I was young as a misspelling and mispronunciation of the English word "pearl". Primarily this spelling and pronunciation was attributed to immigrants from Italy or other European countries. It was used in films and comic strips for members of Al Capone type gangs.
Another, much more modern possibility, is discussed at this site:
What is POiL?
poil is a non-profit organization that promotes southern californian's, doing there best at the "s" sports. We are a group of individuals, who do are best at what we love to do.
How Many People Are In POiL?
many, many people world wide.
Why Are The Letters In POiL, Except For The i In UpperCase?
individuality. that is basically what we stand for.
How Can I Be In POiL?
well, you have to love what you do. i don't want to sound retarded. but it is like you quam.
What Are The "S" Sports? And Doesn't Bodyboarding Start With A "B"?
the "s" sports is something that poil started. it is different, and it is not extreme, like "board" sports. it involves, skateboarding, surfing. bodyboarding, and snowboarding. i know that bodyboarding does not start with an "s." but to me bodyboarding is just like surfing.
W hat Does POiL Do?
well, we basically just go snowboarding in the winter, and go surfing in the summer
Dan McCrosky Local time: 13:54 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in pair: 390