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I know how to say it, but not how to spell it

That’s not good, for an editor! But today, I wanted to post about a Pennsylvania Dutch-ism that describes how my daughter gets as the end of the school year approaches.

She gets “reutchy” or “rutchy” (meaning rowdy, can’t sit still, etc.)

I know you guys have to have heard that one! But how do you spell it? And what’s the German background for it? (Mark, help me out!)

1 comment on “I know how to say it, but not how to spell it

  1. It’s in Berks County also! We used to use it for all those junior high kids who COULD NOT sit still!!

    Now retired, as a former teacher, I get rutchy in late August when I can’t
    go back to school!

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