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    Griesen Gegend

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    Ausgerechnet in der sandigen »Griesen Gegend« im Südwesten Mecklenburg-Vorpommerns sprudelt das Wasser so spielerisch und einfallsreich wie in kaum einer anderen Region.
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    I truly have no clue what Griesen could mean here. It only has one s, but perhaps gravel, since gravel seems to be produced or mined or whatever one does with gravel in Mecklenburg. Grit might be possible, but would a region refer to itself as the grit region?
    Author Selkie (236097) 11 Nov 07, 12:12
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    Nor does wiki have an clue..
    #1AuthorUweN (238426) 11 Nov 07, 12:22
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    Oh phooey. While misery may love company, cluelessness does not.

    So is griese a specific colour grey?
    #2Author Selkie (236097) 11 Nov 07, 12:30
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    Could you treat "Griesen" like a proper name and add a footnote?
    #3Author Carly-AE (237428) 11 Nov 07, 12:33
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    selkie, shouldn't that be ...a specific color gray? :-)
    #4AuthorSpinatwachtel (341764) 11 Nov 07, 12:35
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    Aus dem Plattdeutschem. Zufällig(?) analog dem Spanischen 'gris'.
    #5AuthorUweN (238426) 11 Nov 07, 12:35
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    These are photo captions where the German is right next to the English, so no footnote possible. I can simply leave it in German or, if I can find out if griese is a specific colour.
    #6Author Selkie (236097) 11 Nov 07, 12:36
    SuggestionGriese Gegend [the Griese region]
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    "Griese Gegend" rather than "Griesen Gegend" scores a few hits on EN sites

    #7Author Marianne (BE) (237471) 11 Nov 07, 12:40
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    'Griese' is no specific colour. Means something like boring or empty.
    So 'griese Gegend' means, that in this area there are no towns, no attractions, no great nature...
    #8AuthorArne11 Nov 07, 13:09
     
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