[tlhIngan Hol] peS

kechpaja kechpaja at comcast.net
Sun Oct 15 03:36:54 PDT 2017

On Sun, Oct 15, 2017 at 10:23:46AM +0200, Lieven wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 14, 2017 at 3:18 PM, Ed Bailey wrote:
> >     For reasons that should be obvious to many, I'd expect {peS} to mean
> >     "dispense," which also fits.
> Am 14.10.2017 um 23:57 schrieb nIqolay Q:
> > If this prediction bears out, would this be the first time we've deduced 
> > the intended meaning of an unknown word by backsolving the pun?
> Really? - What is the pun behind it? I don't see it, not did I read it 
> in this discussion.

There's a candy, popular in the US*, called "Pez". It takes the form of
small, sugary tablets that are sold in a little plastic tube with a
mechanism at the top allowing you to eject a single tablet, which is
referred to as a "Pez Dispenser". I wouldn't be surprised to hear that
they never made it to Germany. 

 - SapIr

*Popular when I was in the single-digit ages 15-20 years ago, at least.
I haven't seen one in years, and I don't know if that's just because I
grew up and stopped caring about them, or whether they went out of

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