Pennsylvania Dutch Idioms and Expressions
Do you think it will make rain? (Denkshu es gebt raiga?)Continued ...
Don't ax (ask) me foolish questions.
Don't forget to slop (feed the garbage to) the wootz's (piggies).
SPRAGGING can save your life - Part 2
Sprag worked for me for 13 years, until my family moved to MifflinburgContinued ...
SPRAGGING can save your life - Part 1
You don’t question the words you learn as a child; you respond to themContinued ...
Evil spirits or just fehunst? - Part 2
In another scenario, if you dash out to the hay ride anyhow, dripping hair and all, and in your eagerness to get to the cute vampire you trip in the wagon and plunge head-first into a pile of loose hayContinued ...
Evil spirits or just fehunst? - Part 1
Most languages have an expression for messing up, as in the English, “flubbed,” “goofed up,” or the ever-cool, “my bad.”Continued ...
- Pennsylvania Dutch Idioms and Expressions