Plautdietsch word of the day: niemootsch
What it sounds like: attending funerals for the sole purpose of mooching free faspa.
What it really means: stylish, modern and contemporary, current style including but not limited to appearance.
Example. Leina thought that the Tjnals Rampel’shu was starting to get carried away with the current styles. She did however approve that Mrs. Rempel was at least keeping with the modest practice of maintaining a dress length that covered the knees. There was no need to flout Mennonites conventions!
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