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    Pogge - Frog

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    I recently ran across a German dialect word, Pogge, for a frog.
    It may be archaic. I had never heard it before. Is it still commonly used anywhere?
    Author svaihingen (705121) 19 Feb 16, 21:26
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    I think I've heard pogge as part of a place name:

    #1Author Stravinsky (637051) 19 Feb 16, 21:34
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    Es ist auf jeden Fall Plattdeutsch und kommt in Nachnamen wie "Poggenpohl" (Froschteich) vor. Platt ist ja generell auf dem Rückzug, aber ich vermute mal, dass dort, wo noch Platt gesprochen wird, auch das Wort noch bekannt ist.
    #2Author JanZ (805098) 19 Feb 16, 21:34
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    Titel    Wörterbuch der ostfriesischen Sprache
    Autor    J. ten Doornkaat Koolman
    Verlag    Рипол Классик
    ISBN    5879920453, 9785879920451
    pogge, Frosch.
    #3Author no me bré (700807) 19 Feb 16, 21:43
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    #4Author svaihingen (705121) 19 Feb 16, 21:43
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    Die mecklenburgische Familie Pogge führt einen Frosch im Wappen.
    #5Author MiMo (236780) 20 Feb 16, 07:14
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    POhlig and GOttschalk [major developers of the pogo stick] may have made one more significant contribution to Pogo – its name.  It is generally assumed that Pogo is an acronym formed from the first syllables of Pohlig and Gottschalk.  …

    “Pogo” may also have been a play on the German dialect word, “Pogge,” meaning frog; in which case, the inventors' names may have been a fortunate coincidence.

    (From svaihingen's link in #4)
    #6Author Stravinsky (637051) 20 Feb 16, 08:16
     
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