Turn of the year 1961/62, Norddeutscher Rundfunk: Adolf Tegtmeier enters the media scene as'murderer-in-law'. Although it is not particularly conspicuously placed far from its geographical homeland Ruhrgebiet and in the 3rd radio program, it starts for Tegtmeier after this start like a rocket.
With'improvised stories' on radio and soon also on television, in book form and on a dozen records, which not only make a new character popular, but also a language that had previously hardly been heard nationwide, that of the Ruhr region. Composed of various language blocks and abbreviations, mass media vocabulary, crossword puzzles and advertising, full of breaks and jumps, with many'oohs' and'äähs' and'ährlich' to fill the spaces in between in which one finds no words for oneself and one's feelings, impressions and experiences".
This Tegtmeier always has something to say. He talks away, climbs into verbal flights of fancy, reaches for phrases and foreign words in order to conceal the inevitable intellectual belly landing in a way that is as simple as it is ingeniously disarming.
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