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6.30.2006

WOTD: Rathskeller

Rathskeller
n.
a tavern below street level featuring beer; originally a German restaurant in the basement of city hall


[German Ratskeller, Rathskeller, restaurant in the city hall basement : German Rat, council, counsel (from Middle High German rt, from Old High German. See ar- in Indo-European Roots) + German Keller, cellar (from Middle High German, from Old High German kellri, from Latin cellrium. See cellar).]

I love that Germans have a word for where they go to get drunk in between bouts of governing.

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