Distlefinks, Fastnachts, and Schnitzel.
Sure sounds like a topic worthy of Pennsylvania German lingual.
So much so, that it was the title of a lecture sponsored by Northern Lehigh Future Focus earlier this month at the Walnutport Canal Association Pavilion.
About 100 visitors attended the lecture, one in a series of speakers on area history and culture, which was conducted by local PA German linguist Paul Kunkel.
Kunkel spoke about PA Dutch superstitions, jokes, hex signs, their way of life, and so forth, according to Robert Stettner, president of NLFF.