Re: Pronouncing Liddell

Carl W. Conrad (
Mon, 11 Nov 1996 07:20:33 -0600

At 6:24 AM -0600 11/11/96, Jonathan Robie wrote:
>At 05:49 AM 11/11/96 -0600, Carl W. Conrad wrote:
>>W. Sherman Skinner, told of meeting Bultmann in Tuebingen and
>>embarrassing himself by saying to him, "Ach, Professor Doctor Bultmann, es
>>freut mich sehr! Sie haben ein so grosses Geruch!" "Geruch," for the
>>Deutschlosen, means "scent."
>For the non-German speakers, he meant to say "you have such a great
>reputation", and said "you have such a great scent" instead.
>And how did Bultmann respond?

Das hat der Pfarrer uns leider NICHT bekanntgemacht. He never told us.

Carl W. Conrad
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