by B-Den June 17, 2006
by EvilOverlord September 20, 2004
Shtum is closely related to the German word "stumm". Both wordsmean not to say anything. There is no correlation between "dumb" and shtum, as dumb (or dumm in German" has it roots in "not knowing".
by Karl from Oz March 02, 2006
Comes from the German word for 'dumb' (incapable of speaking), though it is spelt 'stum' in German. Spelling in English somewhat ambiguous.
by Billy-Bob McSanchez April 06, 2005