Date: Thu, 12 Oct 1995 11:43:40 -0500

From: Charles F Juengling juen0001[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GOLD.TC.UMN.EDU

Subject: Re: the dictionary of stereotypes

Some of these have probably been mentioned, but here goes anyway:

German measles

German cockroach

to Jew down

Indian giver

to gyp

American Know-how

American ingenuity

Irish coffee

Chinese checkers

Chinese firedrill

Spanish fly

French bath


bonehead English

Nigger sweat

Dutch act

Dutch blessing

Dutch cheese

Dutch blessing

Dutch cap

Dutch courage

Dutch f...

Dutch leave

Dutch head

Dutchman's hurricane

Dutchman's breeches

Dutch rub

Dutch milk

Dutch route

Dutch ride

Eskimo kiss

Eskimo pie

English (has several meanings as far as I am aware)

French blue

French cap

French deck

French f...

French leave

" furlough

" handshake

" harp

Jew's harp

French inhale

" landing

" letter

" liberty

" Kiss

" polish

" postcard

" safe

" tickler

German goiter

Yankee know-how

yankee ingenuity

Yankee ax

Dutch bake-oven

For other items, Check Mathews' _Dictionary of Americanisms_. A quick

perusal rendered dozens of items undr both Yankee and Dutch. I'm sure

more would be found under other group names.

Fritz Juengling