Plautdietsch Word of the Day

Plautdietsch word of the day: hinjarikjsch

Plautdietsch word of the day: hinjarikjsch

Pronounced: hing-ya-rick-sh What it sounds like: a type of Japanese martial arts Origin: from to two words, behind (hinja) & smell (rikjsch) What it really means: sneaky,devious, concealing, to cover up or hide something Example: Leina and Heins' grandson was behaving very  hinjarikjsch as he snuck the cookie jar into the back yard.   Here's a great "innocent looking" card for the dog lover in your life!

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Plautdietsch word of the day: friejoa

Plautdietsch word of the day: friejoa

Plautdietsch word of the day: friejoa Pronounced: free-yo-a What is sounds like: a type of yoga What it really means: yesteryear \ the olden days Example: Leina and Heins’ 4 year old granddaughter was trying to explain what the Treble Teens were. “Friejoa, my grama used to be a singer in a Mennonite band called the Tweble Teens, they were like The Spice Girls, only my grama is better, because she sings and makes cookies too!   Here’s a great hoodie for all those who remember “The Spice Girls” of Steinbach…..the Treble Teens. :-)   Keep the name and the memories...

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Plautdietsch word of the day: je'biss

Plautdietsch word of the day: je'biss

Plautdietsch word of the day: je'biss Pronounced: yi-biss What is sounds like: a type of natural lip moisturizer What it really means: false teeth, dentures, "store bought teeth" Example: Leina and Hein always enjoyed moments to become "lovey dovey". But Leina was a bit grossed out when Hein would take out his teeth and try to be romantic. This of course provides Hein with the challenge of being gross AND romantic at the same time! Get your romantic groove on with this funny card about the many forms of Mennonite passion and desire!    

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Plautdietsch word of the day: Fenstatjast

Plautdietsch word of the day: Fenstatjast

Plautdietsch word of the day: Fenstatjast \ Fensta-tjast What is sounds like: a brace for a wooden fence Direct translation: window wedding What it really means: house warming Example: Leina and Heins’ youngest daughter Teen got married to Jacob Leoppys’ Peter and together they moved to their new home in Ebenfeld. They planned a fenstatjast for the following week. Everyone brought a salad while the new couple prepared a faspa of open-faced klik sandwiches on butter bread, sweet pickles and New Bothwell cheese. Peita insisted that no fenstatjast was complete without having a bit of “Uncle Heins hooste mersien” :...

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Plautdietsch word of the day: be'schnertst

Plautdietsch word of the day: be'schnertst

Plautdietsch word of the day: be'schnertst Pronounced: bi-sch-nertst What it sounds like: a swallows nest What it really means: pooped oneself  (not limited to babies) to have filled your pants due to a bout of diarrhea or inadvertently due to an overly aggressive episode of flatus pressure. Similar to "be-doni" to have "done" \ finished. Also be'kracht; with a bang. Example.  Hein was on the couch watching TV and enjoying the effects of two large helpings of baked beans.  Leina cautioned Hein by saying, "you better be careful or you're going to be'schnerts yourself!!   Here's a great card to...

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