Plautdietsch Word of the Day

Plautdietsch word of the day: jreewe

Plautdietsch word of the day: jreewe

Plautdietsch word of the day: jreewe Pronounced: j-rei-vu What it sounds like: a mechanical part of an old tractor What it really means: tiny meat and fat renderings, sometimes called cracklings. A delicious Mennonite treat that is a byproduct of rendering fat during hog butchering.   Example: Leina had wanted to loose a few pounds so she could fit back into her lime green sundress with the red flowers. So she cut back on many things,,, except she could not resist jreewe! In the moring she’d take her cast iron pan and heat a nice big batch for Hein and herself....

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Plautdietsch word of the day: emm sonnst 

Plautdietsch word of the day: emm sonnst 

Plautdietsch word of the day: emm sonnst Pronounced: em-zonst What it sounds like: a mild sunburn What it really means: free, without expected payback Example: Leina had given 6 jars of sour pickles to Mrs. Jacob Thiessen for wedding faspa when their daughter Judy got married. It was a wonderful wedding and ceremony, although it dragged on a bit, as it usually did when Corny Ginter was called on to deliver the message. But for the guests, it was well worth the wait. They had pigs in a blanket (perski), cheese curds, bread and butter pickles, raspberry jam, blueberry and...

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Plautdietsch word of the day: dankboa

Plautdietsch word of the day: dankboa

Plautdietsch word of the day: dankboa Pronounced: da-nk-boa What it sounds like: a fancy scarf What it really means: thankful Example: Leina and Hein decided to visit some of their frintshoft in Aylmer Ontario. Leina was a bit narwees (nervous) because Hein’s driving isn’t the best anymore, but they really enjoy being together and making road trips. So they packed a cooler with tweibach, sweet pickles, New Bothwell cheese and puffed wheat cake and headed towards Alymer. After the long trip, Leina said that she was so dankboa to have arrived safely. She was even more dankboa to see her...

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Plautdietsch word of the day: pluckijch

Plautdietsch word of the day: pluckijch

Plautdietsch word of the day: pluckijch Pronounced: plook-iych What it sounds like: an itch that you can’t scratch What it really means: suspicious \ the appearance of hiding something \ to look guilty   Example: Peita new that he should not fill himself with sweets before supper. But he couldn’t resist having one of his mom’s fresh baked cinnamon buns. He just finished eating it when his father came around the corner. Hein look at him and said, “Peita, wou lat’et die zou pluckijch? (Peter, why do you look so guilty?)

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Plautdietsch word of the day: fe-plisat

Plautdietsch word of the day: fe-plisat

Plautdietsch word of the day: fe-plisat Pronounced: fu-pli-zat What it sounds like: A German made electric car. What it really means: disheveled. un-tidy, unkempt Opposite meaning of fe-plisat: Tidy in personal appearance Example: The Chjnals Rampel-shu always made sure to take some extra time with her hair so that she didn’t appear fe-plisat when her oumpchji came home from work.

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