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Re: Fastnachts Anyone?

Actually, the word "fastnachts" for baked goods is a typical example of language "degrading in transport".
"Fastnacht" is the German word for Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday or however you call it. "fast" stands for fasting, "nacht" for night.
In most regions here traditionally some sort of crullers or doughnuts, baked in hot fat are served. But they are called "Fasnachtsküchle" ("küchle - dialect for 'little cake') or "Fastnachtskrapfen".

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