Klappe!19 Nov 2002
Christopher is playing with his Lego trains, and he is telling me 'Klappe!', which means 'Shut up!', as in Halt die Klappe! I'm thinking, what kind of words is he learning at day care anyway? Then Mama explains he means the actual meaning of the noun, as in a flap, latch or valve. He means the switch on the Lego tracks. I need to turn it so the train can pass. I guess a switch can be a latch laying on its side. Sorry Christopher, I didn't mean to assume that you were being inpolite.