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    Deine Krone ist schick – die sieht auch voll echt aus!

    Die ist ja auch echt! Und obendrein kann man an den Zacken erkennen was für einen Adelstitel ich habe – je mehr Zacken, desto mächtiger.

    Hui – Dann bist du ja mächtig auf Zack -– hihi
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    I don't get why the last comment is funny- some kind of play on words I imagine?
    Verfasserhely_wely14 Apr. 09, 04:14
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    Yes, it is in fact a wordplay based on the consonance of Zacken (here: prongs of a crown) and "auf Zack sein" (to be on the ball).
    #1VerfasserSanD14 Apr. 09, 04:22
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    a crown tends to have points, not prongs. ;-)
    #2Verfasserdude (253248) 14 Apr. 09, 04:31
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    great- thanks! any suggestions for translating it into English and retaining an amusing word play?
    #3Verfasserhely_wely14 Apr. 09, 04:33
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    maybe something like:

    ... the more points, the more powerful!

    Then you're making quite a point, aren't you?
    #4Verfasserdude (253248) 14 Apr. 09, 04:37
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    I think I might call the Zacke 'cusps' cause apparently that means pointy things. then I can say 'you're on the cusp of power'- hilarious! I'm not sure if the intended audience of 5-7 year olds will appreciate it but heyho.
    #5Verfasserhely_wely14 Apr. 09, 04:44
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    Wie fast immer hat dude in #2 einmal wieder Recht. In letzter Zeit hatte ich ein wenig (zu?) viel mit der Terminologie der Juweliere zu tun - leider weniger mit ihren Produkten. Auf jeden Fall heißen da die herausragenden Teile der "crown" nicht "point", sondern "prong". Beispiel: http://jewelry.about.com/od/glossaryp/ss/pron...
    Und: mea culpa (-:
    #6VerfasserSanD14 Apr. 09, 04:51
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    @hely-wely: "cusps" won't work.
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    http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http:/...
    The Five Point Crown
    The five-pointed Crown is an official symbol of the Fraternity. The significance of the five points is revealed to each member upon her Initiation. Many examples of crown artwork can be found within ZTA, and all are acceptable as long as the crown contains exactly five points.

    http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http:/...
    silver pointed crown ring

    http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http:/...
    Spade shield erect, party per fess and gules. In chief a cranellated castle wall, argent, with its gate open. On its two sides a cranellated tower is borne. Above the gate a tower with three windows and it is topped by a three-pointed crown, from which a cross sable is issuing.

    etc., etc.
    #7Verfasserdude (253248) 14 Apr. 09, 06:07
     
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