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Chris -- 2015-05-30
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.
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.
I like this interpretation David.
Welcome to the Eggcorn Forum, Tamsen!
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.