Plautdietsch word of the day: Fenstatjast
What is sounds like: a brace for a wooden fence
Direct translation: window wedding (but that's not what it means)
Example: Leina and Heins’ youngest daughter Greeta 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 worscht perishky, sweet pickles and New Bothwell cheese. Peita insisted that no fenstatjast was complete without having a bit of “Uncle Ejtmon's hoost mersien” (Uncle Erdmans’ cough medicine”). The fenstatjast was BYOH (Bring your own hoost mersein). They waited till after prädja Tjnals Jinta left, before breaking out the celebratory beverages. A good time was had by all. There was almost a roaster full of perishky left over the next day. Peita looked at Greeta and replied, “the best thing when someone has had too much hoost mersien,.. is perishky! And you make the best perishky that I have ever had!”
What fenstatjast really means: house warming
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