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  • Writer's pictureAllon Zaslansky

009~ Only a Ginger can call another Ginger- Ginger

Updated: Aug 19

Well... I'm in this too deep now, and I want to share another dumb one-liner - a stupid, misunderstood word that I remember haunting me as a kid. Call it comic relief...


That said, I guess I am in a unique position to question the built-in memory placed in my little head. Yep! While I guess it would be considered inappropriate for a German to do so and share his side of suffering and fear in its natural manner, which sometimes must have its 'funny moments,' right?

I think a big percentage of my smoked family, especially those who can take a good joke when the time is right, well - I have the Jewish right and the Jewish nose to pry, sniff, and uncover the conveniently concealed and dramatically wrapped history.

...If not me/us...then who?


Speaking of the 'nose' - it's time to address the other misunderstood word that I feared as a kid.

No build-up, it's as dumb as it gets.


I knew I was going to 'play' with the Swastika design on that photoshoot day, and it filled me with concern as I was preparing the elements for this shoot. I walked around secretly, as if I were planning a major terror attack, no less!

The Swastika was always taboo.


"Funny" fact - the meaning of the word Swastika is...

(Wikipedia - thank you!)

"The word swastika comes from Sanskrit: स्वस्तिक, romanized as svastika, meaning "conducive to well-being". Ha! Well-Being. Now that's a great joke! WOW!

Check some more for yourself if you want... [Link to Wikipedia article](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika)

I have a full belly with misleading words, and I will get back to this in a later post on this blog.


Anyway, here's the reference to my next shot. What a day.

gazpacho soup Photo source unknown


You see, I never understood as a kid why a soup was named after them. Was this served in their army base? What kind of person names a soup after a Nazi unit? Well... here's one, playing with all the naughty ingredients!



Gestapo soup photo by Allon Zaslansky




Then, one day, I came across this thread and realized that this 'one-liner' association wasn't only in my head... A somewhat relieving discovery.


I found it back in 2009 during my web research for information, ideas, and opinions.



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#1 09-07-2009, 11:01 AMJohnny L.A. Charter Member Join Date: Jan 2000 Location: NoWA Posts: 45,709Gestapo soup About a decade ago a coworker brought some soup to a potluck. She called it 'Gestapo Soup', an obvious play on gazpacho soup, though wasn't cold and was more Italian than Spanish. Now that I live in an area where soup is more desirable than in hot Southern California, I'd like to make it. Only I don't have the recipe. The Italianesque soup was tomato-based. It contained hot Italian sausage, pepperoni, a certain brand of meat-filled tortellini (could've been ravioli, but I think it was tortellini -- and it was sold in bags in the frozen foods section of Albertsons), onions, garlic, and I don't know what else. Does this sound familiar to anyone?Advertisements


#2 09-07-2009, 11:12 AMMovieMogul Guest Join Date: Apr 2000An idea for the missing ingredient: The tears of an old Jewish matriarch? #3 09-07-2009, 11:47 AMBMax Guest Join Date: Jul 2004Although it sounds delicious, my WAG is it's something your ex-coworker invented. Quote: Originally Posted by ArchiveGuy An idea for the missing ingredient: The tears of an old Jewish matriarch?I'd go with Gypsy tears. They'll protect you from AIDS.


#4 09-07-2009, 11:52 AMJohnny L.A. Charter Member Join Date: Jan 2000 Location: NoWA Posts: 45,709Quote: Originally Posted by BMax Although it sounds delicious, my WAG is it's something your ex-coworker invented.I'm reasonably certain she got a recipe from somewhere, rather than coming up with it herself. IANA Soupmaker. I've made soup, but it's a rare thing. Any chance we can reverse-engineer this soup? I lack the expertise, but I know there are soup-making Dopers. Sorry about the name, BTW. It's in poor taste, but that's what she called it. #5 09-07-2009, 12:00 PMZebraShaSha Guest Join Date: Dec 2003There are all sorts of tortellini soups out there, like: 1) Brown some hot Italian sausage 2) Throw in carrots, onions, and any other soup-veggies you want 3) Add a bunch of chicken stock or half stock, half stewed tomatoes 4) Boil for some time, add spices 5) Either cook tortellini separately or put into boiling soup 6) Eat


#6 09-07-2009, 12:15 PMBiffy the Elephant Shrew Charter Member Join Date: Mar 2002 Location: Over on the left Posts: 10,899Quote: Originally Posted by Johnny L.A. Sorry about the name, BTW. It's in poor taste, but that's what she called it.I've heard of the Soup Nazi, but this is something else! #7 09-07-2009, 12:21 PMJackmannii Guest Join Date: Oct 2000It sounds rather tasty, but to avoid offense maybe you should call it OVRA soup (OVRA being the Italian equivalent of the Gestapo). Anyway, "Gestapo soup" brings to mind something all black and leathery, yuck.






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