Plautdietsch word of the day: schmunje

Plautdietsch word of the day: schmunje

Pronounced: shmun-yi

What it sounds like: a spicy cheese spread

What it really means?

Example: Here we see Hein planting a big one on Leina at their 40th wedding anniversary. Also, Hein’s sister Gjreita was plastering a wet one on Peita, who together were also celebrating their 40th. (They were married on the same day by Prädja Chjnals Jinta) Peita actually was not in favor of such open displays of affection but made an exception for the big event.

After the service, the Wiebe sisters came up to sing a few songs.  They were two old maids from Blumenhof who attended any and all funerals, weddings and anniversaries.  Oddly, the songs they sang were always the same regardless of whether the occasion was a funeral, anniversary or wedding. It actually sounded a bit depressing but everyone seemed to appreciate the gesture and no one ever said anything about it.

Faspa was served in the basement of the CMC,(complete with strong coffee, tweibach, butta, sugar cubes, cold varscht, sour gerchji and blueberry platz). The Peter Gerbrands came all the way from Jant Sied to attend. They were well known for traveling miles for free faspa.

Schmunje:  What it really means?  A full lip kiss, usually given with passion and attitude, even ostentatiously.

Married life is wonderful!! …so pucker up and do some schmun-ying today!!

And for those who may be surprised, Mennonites are actually considered some of the most passionate people in the world! (although we don't like to brag about it)

Celebrate your marriage with this one of a kind Mennonite love card!

And for those who remember that first kiss "behind the barn"!


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