Translate an Amish insult?
June 9, 2011 2:46 AM Subscribe
Please help me figure out a potential Amish insult
posted by Graygorey to Society & Culture (8 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
A friend of mine grew up in Amish country. Her complaint is that when she would board the school bus, she'd frequently hear a particular phrase from the Amish kids that seemed like an insult. Nowadays, all she can remember of the occurrences when this took place are the bare phonetics. As she recalls, the kids would say (phonetically as she related it to me):
More broken down, it's " ah-goo-pis top." I asked if it might have been "kopf," but she was adamant about the t-sound.
I'd like to suss out what she was being called in her school years in order to help her get past it. Any help is appreciated.