[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Re: Sayings and Tales
esonnenburg at porchlight.ca
Sat Sep 11 10:48:24 PDT 2004
Schlump has a similar meaning as Halunke.
"Der ist ein Halunke" or "Der ist ein Schlump" is very much the same as
saying "That guy is a jerk"
"Ach du lieber" is likely a shortform for "Ach du lieber Augustine" a
It very well could be shortform for "Ach du lieber Gott" but
mostly I've heard exclaimed "Mein Gott" which is just "My God!"
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From: "Jan Textor" <textor at oncable.dk>
To: <albertr7 at juno.com>; <GVLESS at aol.com>
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Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2004 5:26 AM
Subject: RE: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Re: Sayings and Tales
> Al <albertr7 at juno.com> wrote:
> > I remember Gramma (from Russian Poland) repeatedly saying "Ach du
> > lieber," as mentioned already by several people.
> I think this is short for "Ach du lieber Gott" which is a common German
> expression used to express dismay or astonishment at something.
> > My grandmother sometimes referred to her husband's eldest brother as a
> > "Schlump."
> > He was the one who got the family farm and remained in Europe as far as
> > we know.
> > Does the word mean something like a "slob." She usually wasn't critical
> > of any of the rest of her husband's family so I've sometimes wondered if
> > this was a colloquial-ism used mainly in Russian-Poland.
> The German word "Schlump" has several meanings. One of them is, as you
> suspected, a slob or slovenly person. I don't think that this word was
> mainly in Russian-Poland.
> Jan Textor, Denmark
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