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On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 18:41, Donald Boozer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> -I was often told by my exasperated mother to stop *rutching* /rUtS.n/ when I was supposed to sitting still.
> -And told not to be *shushly* /SUS.li/ when I was supposed to be doing something carefully (like carrying a full glass of water)
> - And one of my favorite foods was *rivvel* soup.
> Those last three are derived from PA Dutch from what I have found out much later, but none of my relatives were Amish (although both sides of my family have a good deal of German and Swiss ancestry).

Ah! The first two cognate to standard German "rutschen" (to slide) and
"schusselig" (ditzy, clumsy, klutzy), I suppose? I can't figure out
the third one, though.

Cheers,
Philip
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