[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Sayings and Tales

Günther Böhm GHBoehm at ish.de
Sat Sep 11 14:26:19 PDT 2004

Rose Ingram schrieb:

>Both my parents who were born in Russian Poland, had many sayings in
>Polish - so us kids would not understand them.  We spoke German at home for
>a long time.   They also had many German sayings which don't merit
>publication on this List.   But "dumkof" was the favourite my Dad used when
>dealing with two of my brothers.
Hello Rose,
that's "Dummkopf", in Lower German "Dvskopp" or "Dvsbaddel".

>One phrase that my Dad used a lot and loosely translates to'slide off my
>back....?"  Does anyone know the German version?
in German: "Rutsch mir'n Buckel runter!"


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