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Schubert was given the nickname ‘little mushroom’ by his friends due to his height.

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Schubert was given the nickname ‘Schwammerl’ by his friends due to his height, which Gibbs describes as translating to “Tubby” or “Little Mushroom”. Schubert, at 1.52 m height, was not quite five feet tall. “Schwamm” is Austrian (and other) dialect for mushroom; the ending “-erl” makes it a diminutive.

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