3,594 reputation
1530
bio website pgaiser.net
location Tübingen, Germany
age 34
visits member for 3 years, 4 months
seen Jun 13 at 18:27

I currently live in Tübingen, Germany.

  • I have been working full-time in IT for ten years (freelance and as a contractor), and am currently studying Interdisciplinary American Studies at the University of Tübingen. I work part time as a webmaster for an organic food company.

  • I can be reached via E-Mail: pekka@gmx.de

  • I have an Amazon Wishlist that I love to get stuff from.


Jun
27
revised Does “faul” Refer to Laziness or Procrastination?
added 139 characters in body
Jun
27
answered Does “faul” Refer to Laziness or Procrastination?
Jun
25
comment Woher stammt der umgangsprachliche Ausdruck „Boah ey“?
Interessante Frage! Die beiden Teile "boah" und "ey" muß man sich aber getrennt anschauen.
Jun
24
comment “Fenstertag” vs. “Brückentag”
Auch noch nie gehört, aber wohl gültig: In Österreich, insbesondere in Oberösterreich, ist neben der Bezeichnung Fenstertag auch die Bezeichnung Zwickeltag verbreitet.
Jun
24
comment “Rezept” vs. “Rezeptur”
+1 für industriell hergestellte Nahrungsmittel - ich habe familienbande in die Bio-Lebensmittelbranche, und "Rezeptur" ist dort definitiv alltagsgebräuchlich, wenn es um die Komposition von Produktionsanleitungen geht.
Jun
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on “Rezept” vs. “Rezeptur”
Jun
24
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
22
revised School slang: „Der Pauker“ und „blau machen“
added 6 characters in body; edited title
Jun
22
awarded  Enthusiast
Jun
20
awarded  Critic
Jun
20
comment What does “stackenblochen” mean?
Not sure why this got downvoted? Sounds about right.
Jun
19
comment Are German words starting with the letter 'p' really of foreign origin?
@Alain ah, of course! (I didn't think of that - I somehow pictured you in the actual Bundeswehr as a frenchman and was baffled:) I grew up near Tübingen, I vividly remember being scared of the tanks standing in the Hechinger Eck base when I started going to school in '86. Such a long time ago, my goodness! Villingen-Schwenningen is a really nice area, yeah.
Jun
18
comment Are German words starting with the letter 'p' really of foreign origin?
@Alain totally off-topic, your "about me" text is fascinating to read. May I ask how, as (I presume) a french citizen, you ended up doing your military service in Germany of all places? (although this is probably more suitable on some other channel like mail...)
Jun
18
comment In welchen älteren literarischen Werken kommen derbe Ausdrücke vor, die heute auch noch verwendet werden?
Ich finde die Frage interessant, bin aber dafür, den letzten Satz zu streichen - er ist unnötig. Vulgär zu werden ist unseren Antworten vorbehalten!
Jun
18
comment Do the noun 'Reich' and the adjective 'reich' have a common origin?
For completeness, the scandinavian languages use it as Kingdom too: Rike for kingdom in Swedish, Danish and Norwegian; rikas for wealthy in Finnish (probably from Swedish).
Jun
17
comment Do the noun 'Reich' and the adjective 'reich' have a common origin?
But @Takkat interestingly, Leo offers "mächtig" as a translation of the english "rich" so you may be on to something. I don't know.
Jun
17
comment Do the noun 'Reich' and the adjective 'reich' have a common origin?
@Takkat still, I don't see the connection. There are contexts where "mächtig" is very close to "reich" - like in your example, or when saying "dieses Programm hat eine mächtige Suchfunktion", which usually means it is very feature-rich - but you can't substitute one word for the other 1:1.
Jun
17
comment Do the noun 'Reich' and the adjective 'reich' have a common origin?
@Takkat that doesn't sound right to me - you can't use "mächtig" here, can you? "reich" in that context means "full of", not "powerful"
Jun
17
revised Does “Jawohl” carry Nazi connotations?
deleted 19 characters in body; added 11 characters in body; added 13 characters in body
Jun
17
revised Do the noun 'Reich' and the adjective 'reich' have a common origin?
added 151 characters in body; added 6 characters in body