Here is a book for anyone tired of speaking flat, colorless, homogenized English. Pennsylvania Dutchman Gary Gates provides a glossary, read-aloud section, songs, recipes, and more in this delightful, inwaluable” introduction to Dutch-ified English.
Learn the meaning of rutch” and spritz,” what a clod” and a crotch” are, how to pronounce and make Cussin Rache??s Snitz and Knepp,” and what has happened to food when it??s all.” Spice up your vocabulary with delightful words and phrases, such as:
Grex: To complain, moan. Ah, quit your grexing, you have a vonderful life.”
Face: Belief, religious conwiction. Praise be! Rebecca has found her face in the Lord again!”
Gruntbecky: An expression of hard going. Gruntbecky! It??s difficult to run in this hot sun.”
Nix nootz: A devilish, mischievous person. Our daughter is a little nix nootz.”
Rupdawn: A massage. A good rupdawn will take the ache away.”
Tired of trying to conform to traditional speech patterns, Gary offers a warm and funny celebration of the unique Dutch culture in America.
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|Size: ||11.6 MB|
|Publisher: ||Good Books|
|Date published: || 2016|
|ISBN: ||9781680991116 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|