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” : Uncle Henrys’ cough medicine” (aka: liquor) The fenstatjast was BYOH (Bring your own hooste mersein” So they waited till after prädja Chjnals Jinta left, before breaking out the celebratory beverages. A good time was had by all. There were almost 100 klick sandwiches left over the next day. Peita looked at Teen and replied, “the best thing when some one has had too much cough medicine,.. is a good klik sandwich! And you make the best klik sandwiches that I have aver had!”

Here's a great humorous wedding card for the new happy couple in your life:

 

 


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