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Old 12-10-2016, 10:24 PM   #15
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The origin of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer has been gnawing at me.
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The origin of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer has been gnawing at me.
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Old 12-11-2016, 07:47 AM   #17
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According to the internet , the original name was " Dunder" , which was then changed to "Donder" , which was latter changed to "Donner".
Maybe he was in the witness protection program.
He must have changed the spelling of his name back when he went through immigration
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The origin of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer has been gnawing at me.
Easily explained....too much Christmas cheer out of a bottle. Of course it is ethanol
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Had "Blitzen and Donder" for dinner last night.

Quite TASTY!!!!
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You get to enjoy my annual Christmas rant, just like FB and my gardening sites.
Ain't No Cannibalistic Reindeer!!!
Blitzen's partner was DONDER not DONNER!!! Jacob and George Donner were the wagon masters attempting to lead a wagon train thru the Sierra Nevada when they got snowed in and had to resort to Cannibalism to survive.
Donder und Blitzen is Germanic for Thunder and Lightning!
All those Children's books are indoctrinating mere children that one of Santa's reinDeer is a CANNIBAL!!
My father took German for his PhD and this was a bugbear to him throut the 50s, 60's and 70's, when I inherited it.
You may now return to your regularly scheduled programming.
Amusing , I really have only ever heard " donder " spoken by Hollanders , as a German born Canadian , I have only ever used or heard " donner " - but I've only been around in this and half of the last century ...
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The origin of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer has been gnawing at me.
Lol .....
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Hey folks

calm down

It was a joke


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Sometimes we just take these comments too seriously.......lets be happy...have fun and go enjoy life. Happy Holidays........safe travels to all.
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The Donner situation -- um -- too soon?


Origin of Rudolph the Red-Nosed -- Monkey (Montgomery) Wards around 1948 made it up. They sold kids books of it with the sheet music for the song inside (the back or front cover, or both covers, I think)....and I think they sold toy stuffed Rudolphs, and the song was played by many radio stations, very popular... I had one of the original books for years. It was an "original" marketing ploy by Wards to draw in customers. Worked very well.


Silly song--ever known someone you despise to make it good? Do you then feel all warm and fuzzy toward them, or do you then say, grouching, "He probably got real close to Santa because he was always just a stupid red-nosed reindeer...nothing special! Red-noser!" (Sour grapes, envy, and all that?)


By the way, I was actually glad to see it pointed out that it ought to be Donder, because as a once-upon-a-time translator in Germany (1975), that "Donner" never made any actual sense to me.
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Smile about that Xmas Rant

too funny! Thanks, will love telling others.
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LOVED the responses!!We really need a "like" button on here!!
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Sometimes we just take these comments too seriously.......lets be happy...have fun and go enjoy life. Happy Holidays........safe travels to all.
I simply prefer light hearted jokes or self deprecating humor rather than jokes that take the fun out of me when I read them.
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I simply prefer light hearted jokes or self deprecating humor rather than jokes that take the fun out of me when I read them.
Must be in your makeup.
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