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Old 27.09.2015, 19:48
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the sepp blatter song

what's the meaning of this comment that appeared after a recent online sepp blatter article?

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Der Text des Seppli- Liedes bewahrheitet sich immer mehr: "Ich bi de Blatter Seppeli im ganze Land bekannt, dänn immer wänns um Chöle gaht, so streck ich mini Hand....... usw.
i did find this folk song -
http://stimmvolk.ch/stimmvolk.php?pageID=85

but still cannot grasp the gist or the reference to Chöle
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Re: the sepp blatter song

an unusually silent language corner about this question...

fortunately i found a friendly real swiss person who knew all. there's something to be said for actually talking to real people as well as EF-ing i guess. and i found out that Chöle is schwyzerdeutsch for burnt bits of wood and is slang for money (although why burnt bits of wood is slang for money was a question for another day)
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Re: the sepp blatter song

Almost - Chöle / Chole is actually coal. Since most households these days use other means of heating, I would not know where the term originates from...
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Re: the sepp blatter song

I don't know either, but it's also slang for money in Germany.

I would imagine though, the fact that until quite recently a significant portion of German and/or Swiss homes was heated with coal in ceramic ovens rather than central heating might have something to do with it. Just a guess.
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Re: the sepp blatter song

According to sources on old slang english terms, "coal" was also used as a term for money in english up to the early 1900's...

Makes sense, as it would have been a very essential household item...


Off to research the slang english word 'moola'....
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