Penn Dutch Proverbs: Black Kettles

PENN DUTCH PROVERBS

Proverb: Wann’d dich amme schwate Kessel reibscht, waerscht schwatz.

Translation: Rub up against a black kettle and you will become black.

What it really means: You’re influenced by those with whom you spend time.

penn dutch proverb - black kettle

 


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Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.