I like this name. Gerolsteiner. Gerol-steiner. Ger-ol-steiner.
It is the name of a mineral water from Germany. I'd never before heard of it, but made its acquaintance this past summer at a Shabbos table. The host kept saying, "Could you please pass the Gerolsteiner?"
I decided this mineral water deserved a taste test. I tasted it. It was not really different than any other designer water I've had...in spite of its label. And that label kept reminding me of something, but I couldn't quite put my finger on it. Until... The host asked again, "Could you please pass the Gerolsteiner?"
Then one of his guests reached for the bottle and said, "Ohhhh, you mean the 'Nazi vasser.' "