Thanks Drew

According to my friend Drew the local dialect of Sheboygan, Wisconsin uses the word “schnibbel” to describe a scrap piece of paper. I had an inclination that this word had German roots so I whipped out the translator on my Tungsten C. Sure enough schnibbel is derived from the masculine/neuter German noun Schnippel.

The thousands of dollars I will be paying well into my 50′s for my college education has payed off. Thanks Drew.

One comment

  1. Ah, I thought that was a German import! It’s also used in Wittenberg, Wisconsin (and adjacent Germania) to mean a small scrap of food, e.g. give me a schnibbel means let me have a taste. Thanks for sharing.

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