Mini Lesson #198
|1. How do you say “He doesn't mean it!” in PA German? You would pronounce it AIR SOCKED YUSHT SO, and it is written: Er saagt yuscht so!|
|2. How would you say “What's the matter with you?”? You would pronounce it VOSS FELT DEER DEN, and it’s written: Was fehlt dir denn?|
Shown here is a pin issued by the Beavertown chapter of the Knights of the Maccabees (K.O.T.M). The K.O.T.M. was a global fraternal society founded in 1878 in Ontario, Canada. The name of the group honors Judas Maccabeus, a legendary Hebrew military leader. Specifically, it was his wisdom in the use of power, his persistance, and his generosity to the widows and children of his fallen comrades that were cherished by the KOTM. In 1962 the K.O.T.M. consolidated into a life insurance company and changed its name to The Maccabees Mutual Life Insurance Company.
This was only one of several "secret societies" that were present in Beavertown around the turn of the 20th century.
Mini Lesson #197
|1. How do you say “It's about 4 o'clock.” in PA German? You would pronounce it SIS BOUT FEAR UHR, and it is written: Sis baut vier Uhr.|
|2. How would you say “He cannot tolerate that.”? You would pronounce it AIR CONN SELL NET GAY, and it’s written: Er kann sell net geh.|