As I'm sure you remember, Maatc started his escalopteur career here on the Sift. Lucky should gets full credit for the coinage of the word. (My helilator just didn't catch on)
Choggie submitted the term to Urban Dictionary and now the term is sweeping the world. Now, Maatc has been interviewed on German radio about the move and the word! I didn't get much of it - we need a translation.