[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Sayings and Tales
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.
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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