08/31/2005: Speaking of Comic Series...
From the Annals of improbably research come this BATMAN piece: Who is Fledermausmensch?
”Who is Fledermausmensch? The word "batman" translates into German as "Fledermausmensch." Please help us identify the one, true Fledermausmensch. Here are the few things we know about Fledermausmensch. He or she:
(1) is real, not fictional
(2) is a supreme expert on bats
(3) is either is German or Austrian or has some other strong connection to German bats, language, science, and/or culture
If you have info that can help us identify and honor Fledermausmensch, please send it to us, with your email subject header reading: WHO IS FLEDERMAUSMENSCH?”
And this Follow -Up:
Investigator Wolf Roder complains in reference to the search for the one, true Fledermausmensch:
You wrote that "The word 'batman' translates into German as 'Fledermausmensch.'"
Batman surely is, and always has been, a man (male of the human species). Thus "batman" would translate as "Fledermausmann" (with two n, please). Now that you have batman translated, how about "batty" asuming this means bat-like? Fledermausisch?”
Karen on 08.31.05 @ 08:09 AM CST