Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
A simple word.
An innocent word.
It merely translates into “orchard” in Norwegian.
And yet seeing it in print or hearing it spoken has caused some in Franklin to break out in hives.
But this blog isn’t about Boomgaard. It’s about another foreign word: “Arschegeweih.”
We’ll come back to that. Just bear with me, folks.
Do you like tattoos?
I don’t have any and I’m not very fond of them, especially on women. Quite frankly, the whole appeal escapes me.
Last year when my wife and I were on a cruise, there was one woman that caught my eye. She was about 30, had reddish hair, and was somewhat attractive. What I noticed the most was that when she wore a sleeveless top and denim skirt, it exposed for all the world to see her abundant tattoos. Tattoo upon tattoo. They covered each arm from wrist to shoulder. Both legs were saturated from above the knee down to her ankles. Despite the fact she was in good shape, the woman’s body looked awful.
I never saw her in a swimsuit so I can’t say for sure if she had any common man artwork on any other parts of her body, say right around her posterior. But I’m thinking the odds were pretty good.
Again, I’m not sure what motivates people to artfully, if you want to put it that way, engage in self-mutilation.
That brings us to “arschegeweih.”
It’s a German word, and yes, it is related to this topic.
For the, as the legendary voice says on the radio, “The rest of the story,” I turn it over to a radio guy, my friend and former WISN morning man Dan Deibert who provides the full explanation for “arschegeweih.”
HT: No Runny Eggs