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#1 2017-11-22 11:20:41

David Bird
Eggcornista
From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1515

Reinheitsgebot along the Rhine

Reinheitsgebot is the name given to the beer purity decree that has reigned in Germany since the early 16th c. It has three simple ingredients: rein, pure; heit, hood; gebot, decree, law command. There are about 45 genuine verifiable unique ghits.

For a new course on community ecology, I’m developing a lab exercise based on mixed cultures of tamed and wild yeast. The students may not learn much ecology, but they’ll gain an important life skill, home brewing. In background reading for the project, this turned up: Rhineheitsgebot. Purity along the Rhine.

We Brew Against the Grain. No, we don’t obey the Rhineheitsgebot.
http://newlevelbrewing.ca/about/

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#2 2017-11-23 03:23:11

JuanTwoThree
Eggcornista
From: Spain
Registered: 2009-08-15
Posts: 416

Re: Reinheitsgebot along the Rhine

Just as intriguing are the more Germanish ghits for “Rheinheitsgebot” or
“Rhineness Law” in English. It’s hard to prove the influence of the river in all this. Nobody seems to be claiming that this is what the word means. But who can say?


On the plain in Spain where it mainly rains.

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#3 2017-11-26 10:00:41

Tamsen
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Registered: 2017-11-17
Posts: 1

Re: Reinheitsgebot along the Rhine

I like this interpretation David.

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#4 2017-11-26 10:13:45

Dixon Wragg
Eggcornista
From: Cotati, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 1212

Re: Reinheitsgebot along the Rhine

Welcome to the Eggcorn Forum, Tamsen!

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#5 2017-12-03 13:06:10

kem
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From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2551

Re: Reinheitsgebot along the Rhine

If someone in Germany didn’t make a connection between rein (pure) and Rhine (the river) in the period of National Socialism, I’ll eat my Lederhosen.


Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.

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