[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Sayings and Tales
esonnenburg at porchlight.ca
Sat Sep 11 16:46:33 PDT 2004
I suspect the word your dad said was Scheune so
Scheune would be the barn or possibly shack for storage.
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Rauchert" <jfrauchert at shaw.ca>
To: <ger-poland-volhynia at eclipse.sggee.org>
Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2004 6:50 AM
Subject: Re: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Sayings and Tales
> My father passed on a few expressions that I find myself using when
> frustrated even though I am not too sure what I am saying :)
> Many a time we had Donner Wetter!
> The one I use most commonly is something like:
> Ach, du lieber schein!
> Oh, my dear light?
> I am not sure about the last word but it was pronounced shay-eh-n.
> Also we had a little joke.
> When ever someone says "Was ist los?" - What is up?
> Your reply is "Alles was nicht ungeboden ist." - All that is not tied down
> Again I am not sure about ungeboden, I think it should be closer to unten
> Here is my father's way of making potato pancakes:
> John's Potato Pancakes
> 4 large potatoes
> 1 small yellow onion
> 1 large egg
> 2 tablespoons flour
> 1 teaspoon salt
> < teaspoon pepper
> vegetable oil
> sour cream
> Peel and coarsely grate potatoes and onion. Stir in egg, flour, salt and
> pepper. Make into pancakes and fry in oil until golden brown
> 12 minutes). Drain well and serve warm with salted sour cream. (Hint: a
> bit of lemon juice on the grated potatoes will keep them from
> On the farm in Alberta, he also enjoyed making Borscht with Pigweed
> (Amaranth) instead of Spinach.
> John F. Rauchert
> ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Margrit Weigel" <Margrit.Weigel at gmx.de>
> > Subject: Re: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Sayings and Tales
> > In German it is:" Ach, du lieber Strohsack!"
> > what literally translated means : "Oh, my dear strawsack!"
> > The meaning is just an surprised exclamation loke. " Oh, my God!"
> > Margrit Weigel
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