Breaking the wheel

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The term wheel breaking is derived from the medieval torture and execution method of the wheel . In a figurative sense, “radebrechen” means “torment, abuse”. Since the 17th century, “radebrechen” has stood for “torturing” a language. In most cases, a person who does not have sufficient command of the respective language radebrecht. The verb radebrechen is regularly conjugated .

Web links

Wiktionary: radebrechen  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations

Individual evidence

  1. Bastian Sick : What was left of the apple. Onion fish (Spiegel column), accessed February 24, 2009 .