Donnerstag, 8. Juni 2017

Alphabet Club Catch Up - U

I'm getting so close to catching up now - maybe I will be able to post on time next month!

I didn't find any actual U-pictures of stitching, so instead we're going to have something 'unfinished' this week - my 'Fans of the Far East', were I haven't quite managed to finish one of three fans yet! I also post this to remind you were I was on it, since I am planning to take it along for my weekend stitching this week (although the picture is not quite up to date either, but the most recent one I have).


Finding an appropriate word today was a bit more difficult, but I finally settled on 'unterbuttern'. To translate this literally is a little more difficult - 'unter' is 'under' or 'down', and 'butter' is, of course, just 'butter' as well, but what I always read it as was 'to put butter under someone'. I was wrong to think so, though! The colloquial meaning of 'unterbuttern' is to dominate or suppress someone - in the sense that you let them do stuff for you or don't let them say anything in a conversation. After a little google search I found out it actually comes from the process of butter making - when beating the cream, a lump of butter is formed, that has to be pushed down 'under' the remaining cream again and again until you are done. So it's more a 'to push the butter down' than 'to put butter under somebody'!

Kommentare:

  1. Your piece is so pretty. I hope you finish it.

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  2. Interesting word and gorgeous project!

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  3. Love your fan and fun word Leonore.

    Linda

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  4. The fans are lovely and the new word is most unusual!

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  5. Beautiful work on the fan design.

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  6. The fan is looking fantastic, a great choice for 'U'. And what an interesting word, similar to the English world "belittling" but more so?

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  7. So, jetzt hast du's fast geschafft, und die Aufholjagd hat sich gelohnt. Wieder ein tolles Wort, das du gefunden hast.

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