Posts Tagged ‘dutch’

Rumspringa:

December 15, 2008

A Pennsylvania Dutch word meaning “running around.”

Specifically, a period of time when Amish youngsters are given free reign on society. The purpose of this period is to allow adolescents the freedom to experience the outside world with the hope that they will see the evil in “English” society and decide to return to the fold.

80% of Amish youth return.

20% _______________

Thanks.