Mudcat Café message #4032845 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #36608   Message #4032845
Posted By: keberoxu
07-Feb-20 - 05:56 PM
Thread Name: What's the weather like where you are?
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
Actually there might be distinctions between
"dreich" and the High German "Dreck" (as well as the Yiddish).

When I look further into Scots "dreich" online,
what comes up is
Middle English, Old English, and Old Norse.
And the sense is not just shit or dirt,
but of conditions that have to be patiently endured like an ordeal.