The Complete Book of Dutch-ified English: An “Inwaluable” Introduction to an “Enchoyable” Accent of the “Inklish Lankwitch”

Skyhorse
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A fun, fact-filled guide to the unique language and culture of the Pennsylvania Dutch!
 
In a book that includes both the first and second volumes of his popular title How to Speak Dutch-ified English, Pennsylvania Dutchman Gary Gates provides a glossary, read-aloud section, songs, recipes, and more.
 
Learn the meaning of “rutch” and “spritz,” what a “clod” and a “crotch” are, how to pronounce (and make) “Cussin Rachel’s Snitz und 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.”
 
The Complete Book of Dutch-ified English is a warm and funny celebration of the unique Dutch culture in America.
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About the author

Gary Gates is a Dutchman from Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. People know where he’s from when he opens his mouth. Gary is a performer, having appeared hundreds of times at festivals, fairs, colleges, libraries, corporate banquets, comedy clubs, writers groups, resorts, and on radio and TV. His Pennsylvania Dutch humor is riotous fun, sweet enough for family entertainment yet salty enough to keep adults in stitches. He lives in Palmyra, Pennsylvania.

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Publisher
Skyhorse
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Published on
Mar 15, 2016
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Pages
192
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ISBN
9781680991116
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Language
English
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Genres
Foreign Language Study / Dutch
Language Arts & Disciplines / Linguistics / Etymology
Religion / Christianity / Amish
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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