....dingbats on your ears!

Discussion in 'General Language' started by gypzy, May 8, 2006.

  1. gypzy

    gypzy Well-Known Member


    When I was a little kid my g grandma used to say this phrase. Sometimes she would just kid us and say "Ill put dingbats on your ears!" Not mean or anything. Or, if family was talking about another relative, family friend or neighbor who was doing something stupid she would say they have dingbats on their ears. Sometimes she would "threaten" to put dingbats on their ears. Since she grew up in America, being born to a Bohemian-American mother and Danish father I was wondering if this is a Czech, Danish or American saying? I remember her telling all the girls to put babushkas on their heads when it was cold. She said her aunt made her wear them when she was little. I know that's Bohemian. Wether or not this is a Czech saying can I please have the Czech translation? If it's Danish does anyone know the Danish translation? I want to confuse my cousins who didn't have a chance to know her too well when they were little :twisted: :lol: !


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