Source Of My New Retro-Authenticity

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel has a story about regional slang from Wisconsin, some of which is disappearing.

I’ve used bubbler recently enough, and I know what a Berliner is. I could suss out what Schafskopf is even though I’ve never played it.

Unfortunately, as some of the older Germans and whatnot are dying out, the old slang are going with them.

So to preserve my native heritage, to remind everyone in southwest Missouri that I am not a native, and to sound cool in my own mind, I’m going to start using them.

Particularly rumpelkammer, which means a storage room that’s messy.

Not mentioned in the article: rathskeller, which I specifically mentioned when looking for my latest home.

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