Talk:Schwarzlache von Morecombe

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Mr. Schwarzlache von Morecombe

It is entirely possible that a subtle joke is going on here. The town of Morecombe is a holiday resort, some might say the Last Resort, in the North-West of England. A little way to the south on the Irish Sea coast is another holiday resort, Blackpool, famed for its essential in-your-face tackiness and its cheap-and-cheerful attitude to holiday-making.

A loose translation of the Überwaldean Schwarzlache might be Black Lake, making this lawyer's name Mr. Blackpool out of Morecombe.

No doubt his extended vampire name might incorporate Überwaldean terms for "Lytham St. Annes", "Southport", and New Brighton", other holiday resorts down the Lancashire and Wirral coast...