Grandma doesn't know what she's saying.
June 14, 2010 11:00 AM Subscribe
Polish(?) Language Filter: My grandma often says something that her mom used to say that sounds like this: "Yat-skoo, Yat-skoo, Spee-yet-o-gah-me!" Help us figure out the language and meaning of this phrase so we know what she's actually calling us!
posted by thorny to Writing & Language (6 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
My grandma was born here and speaks English. But she says this phrase quite often, usually instead of how I might say, "OMG I can't believe you just did that!" or "What am I going to do with you!?" or "You are a dumb ass!" She has no idea what it means and neither do the rest of us. We just know that it has been said for at least 5 generations in our family. We think it's Polish only because that's where her family came from, but can't find anything on the internet while searching phonetically.