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Postby jcribb16 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:37 am

"Snicklefritz"

When I was growing up, my grandmother (Nana) used to call me Snicklefritz. I just loved it when she did. As an adult, I started wondering what that actually meant, where it came from, and why she called me that (I love unusual words.) While I did find various meanings for the word, the one that stood out the most to me was the meaning from the Pennsylvania Dutch background that says (per WikiAnswers),

"Snicklefritz was originally used in Pennsylvania Dutch Country, where Snicklefritz is an affectionate name for a mischievous or overly talkative child." =0o

I look back and wonder: which was I or was I both? I know mischievous certainly fit me. I also know that loving my grandparents (who lived out of town) as I did, I probably did talk their heads off. To anyone else, however, I was extremely shy and introverted.

Sorry if lengthy, but these topics brought back this word and those memories!!


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Re: Snicklefritz

Postby Agate » Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:20 pm

Heh. My parents used to call me that from time to time. I don't know if I fit the description, but even as a kid I knew it was affectionate.
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Re: Snicklefritz

Postby Ryan » Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:52 pm

...hmm... no Snicklefritz's in my neck of the woods... my grandfather used to call me "bomb site"...
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Re: Snicklefritz

Postby dermot » Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:16 pm

.......nah, no Snicklefritz'z in Cloggernaugh either, a few Scallywags but we can cope with them. 80|
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Re: Snicklefritz

Postby searching » Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:37 pm

I once knew a dog named Schickelgreuber. I had heard that this was an alter/name for Hitler. I looked this up today on Google and this is what I found:

"Hitler's father, Alois Schiklgruber was born out of wedlock to Marie Anna Schicklgruber who later married Johann Georg Heidler. Heidler was also variously spelled Hitler. I don't recall if Johann Georg was Alois' father, but he gave him his family name, thus he (Hitler's father) became Alois Heidler or Hitler. Alois' second marriage, to Klara Poelzl, resulted in six children, of which Adolf was the fourth.

The British especially, ever so eager to make Der Führer appear ridiculous, traced his lineage and popularized the idea that his name should be Shicklgruber, a somewhat laughable name, even to the Germans."

Who would do that to a dog?
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Re: Snicklefritz

Postby jcribb16 » Sun Dec 12, 2010 2:31 am

I have to agree with you. I just couldn't name any of mine that. Poor thing...
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