:rofl:In Canada certain shapes have different names. For example what some call a "bulldog" we call a "sleddog", a "dublin" is called a "mukluk", and a "lumberman" here is just called "Bob".
It's a triple travesty; Paul Kruger was a real shit of a person. No one has revealed a photo of him smoking a Hungarian shaped pipe, either. But "Oom Paul" sounds so cozy, so familial. That's the only reason I can see as to why that misnomer has become popular.At least they mention "Hungarian" next to "Oom Paul". As this shape is really from Hungary (Debrecen), it is a shame that we don't use this name mainly. The shape itself is very old, from the meerschaum-clay times, so much older than Uncle Paul. And it is part of cultural heritage of a country.