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The usage of Loch to illustrate damage is known to be used in the context of letters or speech as early as in the 15th Century where the Grimms quote Johann Geiler von Keisersberg: es sei kein Brief so gut, sie w├Âlen ein Loch darein reden. Bauch in this context refers to the part of a body different to extremities or head. So "asking holes in a body" ...

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