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Get off the schnied

Posted by Eckard on December 15, 2000

In Reply to: Get off the schnied posted by Bob on December 12, 2000

Hello, all,
I'm able to confirm this.
: "Schneide" is German for "edge":
But has only marginally to do with "Schneider" (literally: "one, who cuts") which is the profession of tailor. Theses being very often miserable, poor people led to the definition of someone loosing a card game in a very bad way being called "Schneider". So "getting of the Schneider" would still mean you are loosing the game, but at least not beyond any hope.
(btw. "Schneider" is pronounced as "shnyder")

Hope this helps
from Solingen, Germany