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Understanding Vosges expressions for a serene holiday


The beast of the Vosges : It rages between 1977 and 1978 and would have slaughtered more than 200 sheep. Despite the mobilization of hunters, police and even the army, the animal was never identified. We evoke a wolf, a lynx or even a wild cat.

Beugner : hit, damage. 

Brimbelle :  Vosges name for the wild blueberry 

Heat : Sweat, hot flush

Chavande :  Gigantic bonfire, made up of logs that are burned on Saint John's Day. Tradition of pagan origin 

Cheûler : To drink until drunk.

crying : crying

Chique (du) : Also called mogin, it is an unripened cheese made from cow's milk.  It is eaten sweet or savory with potatoes.

Chouille : party with friends or family (usually well watered)

Clancher (the door ): Operate the door handle (the clanche) 


Cornet : Bag.

Darou : Vosges name of the dahu (imaginary animal mixture of fallow deer and ibex and having shorter legs on one side than the other in order to be able to balance in the mountains).

Spinet _cc781905-5cde -3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_: Traditional instrument; the Epinette des Vosges is a plucked string zither.

Flow (un) : "make a flow" is to make a knot 

Booze : Water of life

Golaye : A glassful: "take back a golaye of wine".

Haties : Manners, whims

Lichette : Small quantity (ex: "a lichette of wine").

Meurotte : Vinaigrette; hot meurotte: fried bacon bits thrown hot on the salad.

Migaine : Mixture of beaten egg and cream. Filling that is placed on the dough to make the quiche.

Quiche :   egg and bacon tart, typically from Lorraine.

Royotte ou  Royure : "A la royotte": see you later. We also say "à la royure".

Schlitte : Sledge used to descend the wood from the mountain.

Schlass : knife.

Go to the schloff : go to bed

Triss : to splash

Zaubette : Mischievous and often cheeky young girl.

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