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Some more professions in Vienna #austria-czech

Andrew Schwartz <anschwartz@...>
 

I like the following one:

Reisender Huhneraugenarzt (Umlaut at u)
This translates as: "Traveling chicken oculist"

Maybe the chicken crossed the road but could not see the oncoming car. <g>

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Andy Schwartz
researching FREUND

Hans Peter Grab <hpgrab@...>
 

Andrea Schwartz wrote:

I like the following one:

Reisender Huhneraugenarzt (Umlaut at u)
This translates as: "Traveling chicken oculist"

Maybe the chicken crossed the road but could not see the oncoming car. <g>
Huhnerauge (Umlaut at u) is not a chicken eye, but a clavus/corn. The
Huhneraugenarzt was helping people with a clavus on the foot.

Regards
Hanus Grab

Hans Jantsch <hans.jantsch@...>
 

Huehnerauge has a medical meaning: clavus, therefore the meaning is someone
who is specialiced in excision of clavus, not necessarily a medical doctor,
having no own office, performing this kind of surgery at the home of his
patients or in a tent in an amusement park.
Hans Jantsch
Vienna

Researching RATZERSDORFER (Vienna, Bratislava, Horice and anywhere else),
DOCTOR (von HOHENLANGEN), ZWEIG.

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