Penn Dutch Proverbs: Sour Apple

Penn Dutch Proverbs: Sour Apple

Proverb:  Es macht nix aus wie sauer as der Appel is, mer muss doch alsemol neibeisse. Translation: No matter how sour the apple, you’ve got to bite into it now and then. What it really means: Make a virtue out of necessity. [Tweet “No matter how sour the...
Penn Dutch Proverbs: Stinking Fish

Penn Dutch Proverbs: Stinking Fish

Proverb: Der Fischmann greischt net “schtinkiche Fisch. Translation: The fishmonger never calls stinking fish. What it really means: No huckster decries his wares. [Tweet “The fishmonger never calls stinking fish. -Penn Dutch Proverb”] Are you new...
Penn Dutch Proverbs: Full Purse

Penn Dutch Proverbs: Full Purse

Proverb: So lang as mer Geld hot, hot mer blendi Freind. Translation: As long as you have lots of money, you have lots of friends. What it really means: A full purse never lacks friends. [Tweet “As long as you have lots of money, you have lots of friends. -Amish...
Penn Dutch Proverbs: Onion Soup

Penn Dutch Proverbs: Onion Soup

Proverb: Unne versucht, schmackt mer net, awwer’n Zwiwwlesupp riecht mer. Translation: You can’t taste a thing unless you try it, but you can tell onion soup by the smell. What it really means: If you don’t try, you won’t find out, but some...

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