Sunday Faspa

Plautdietsch word of the day: Putzendoona

Example: Even as a child, Hein had enjoyed spose.  He'd saved his allowance to buy a "whoopee cushion", when he was just 10 years old. Hein decided to put it to good use when he heard that Prädja Jinta and his wife were coming for Sunday faspa. He carefully placed the inflated whoopee cushion under one of the couch cushions and waited for results.  It turns out that the Jinta-shu found her way to that spot on the sofa.  The results were instantaneous! Mrs. Ginter thought it came from Mr. Ginter and Prädja Jinta thought it came from his wife and responded with the famous Mennonite response, "nah"! Hein's mom smoothed over the event of the mysterious noise by bringing out the klik sandwiches and pickles. The faspa continued without any further incidents.

Definition, Putzendoona: One who enjoys practical jokes, mischief maker.

Pronounced: put-zen-dah-oo-na

Wanna be a Mennonite and enjoy free faspa wherever you go? Maybe you were afraid to ask? Don’t worry. You’re not alone. Many have wondered how to get in on the Kielke with Schmaunt fat dinners and be first in line when the thrift shop opens!  And learning Plautdietsch helps! (Don't worry, there won't be a test)

Are you interested in getting more enjoyment out of life?  A Plautdietsch dictionary will provide you with hours of endless enjoyment while you reminisce through more than 25,000 words and Mennonite phrases.    It makes a great gift for anyone who appreciates this unique spoken language.  It also makes a great keepsake for children and grandchildren.  There are still a few available.  



Remember those awesome Mennonites dishes that mom made?!  Well they ALL here in the classic cookbook that made Mennonite food famous! Makes a great gift idea for helping the younger generation to keep the food traditions alive!

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