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German term or phrase:pappstreifen
English translation:cardboard strip
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17:31 May 15, 2002
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase: Pappstreifen
It refers to some sort of item being used as a straight-edge, for aid in drawing a straight line. The literal translation I've obtained is "Sticking Tire", but I can't figure out what that is actually referring to!! A pencil eraser of some sort? That's what I am after, an English description of what this object is. Thanks!
Eileen Lehner
Cardboard strip
Explanation:
This is just an alternative suggestion. I'm afraid I can't tell you about sticking tire - google just comes up with hits that seem to be related to car tyres.
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Sarah Downing
Local time: 03:09
Grading comment
Thanks Sarah and others -- 'cardboard strip' is fine with me, even though it sure doesn't follow logically from 'sticking tire' :-) Glad to provide a chuckle or two, as I contemplate what kind of tires are on the Popemobile...
Eileen in Pennsylvania USA
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3 +10Cardboard strip
Sarah Downing


  

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4 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +10
Cardboard strip


Explanation:
This is just an alternative suggestion. I'm afraid I can't tell you about sticking tire - google just comes up with hits that seem to be related to car tyres.

Sarah Downing
Local time: 03:09
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 247
Grading comment
Thanks Sarah and others -- 'cardboard strip' is fine with me, even though it sure doesn't follow logically from 'sticking tire' :-) Glad to provide a chuckle or two, as I contemplate what kind of tires are on the Popemobile...
Eileen in Pennsylvania USA

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  jerrie
3 mins
  -> Thanks Jerrie:-)

agree  Theo Bose
6 mins
  -> Danke Theo!

agree  ntext: that's right — although the term "sticking tire" is not without charms :)
14 mins
  -> Thanks Norbert!

agree  Trudy Peters: It's not Pappst-reifen, but Papp-streifen!
17 mins
  -> Yes, pope's tyre would of course be another brilliant alternative;-))

agree  Chris Rowson: Finding it hard to resist suggest "Papstreifen" :-)
24 mins
  -> Thanks Chris!

agree  swisstell: quie a number of Google hits too
3 hrs
  -> Thanks, I should hope so - it's a pretty bog-standard phrase:-)

agree  Wynona Kaspar
4 hrs
  -> Thanks Susanne

agree  Hans-Henning Judek
8 hrs
  -> Thanks Hans!

agree  Elvira Stoianov
8 hrs
  -> Thanks Eli!

agree  Steffen Walter: funny thread indeed :-)
1 day18 hrs
  -> I agree, it was only at second glance that I realised how the asker came across sticking tire!:-)
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