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A possible German Wikipedian tagged this for deletion. Would this be worth keeping as a humorous entry? --Connel MacKenzie 20:04, 30 October 2006 (UTC) Note: I still do not have a sense of humor, but I've heard some of you do. --Connel MacKenzie 20:06, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

There are some 14,000 google hits, and the word is properly formed. I think it’s worthwhile to keep it here to explain what it means and why it exists. I would delete it from the German Wiktionary, but I think we should keep it here. —Stephen 20:30, 30 October 2006 (UTC)
It seems to be a humorous word, but this device is sold under this name here.-- 00:55, 31 October 2006 (UTC)
It's just a marketing gag. The gadget is called "Clack!" and described for advertisement as "Eierschalensollbruchstellenverursacher". Seems to be successful. The correct word in German is "Eieröffner" or "Eierköpfer". A kind of quite useless kitchen tool. Rainer 14:19, 31 October 2006 (UTC)
It exists: de:Eierschalensollbruchstellenverursacher. 23:03, 1 November 2006 (UTC)
Not when I looked, it didn't. Looks like it was RFD'd in the German wiktionary too. Delete —This comment was unsigned.
Delete in deference to de.wikt:. --Connel MacKenzie 18:25, 3 January 2007 (UTC)
Deleted. --Connel MacKenzie 19:59, 3 January 2007 (UTC)
Restored. Did I delete that in error? The entry seems to exist on de.wikipedia, but the de.wiktionary blank page looks like a locked page, (no preload buttons.) I'm pretty confused by this, now. --Connel MacKenzie 15:02, 14 January 2007 (UTC)
w:de:Eierschalensollbruchstellenverursacher redirects to w:de:Eierköpfer, so that doesn't really prove anything, as Wikipedia has many redirects for alternative titles, misspellings, protologisms, etc. DAVilla 01:38, 20 January 2007 (UTC)
  • I can't provide a link or anything but I do remember seeing the word used in a German-language newspaper. Just because a word is humorous doesn't mean it isn't used. Angr 17:12, 4 February 2007 (UTC)

Keep it! I just bought one in Hamburg yesterday. It is a nearly worthless kitchen implement, but is a great conversation piece! JG Black 11 February 2007

Could you put a picture of it on Wikimedia Commons and then link to it in the entry please? † Raifʻhār Doremítzwr 13:23, 11 February 2007 (UTC)

Keep! Friends of mine have one. They do exist, and that's the proper name for it. Yes, it's a humourous name, but that's what people call it. They're a lot of fun. Arunadasi, 26.01.10