The Real Yiddish your Bubbeh Never Taught You

Book - 1998
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One doesn't have to be Jewish to recognize the words that have made their way into every fold of popular language: Chutzpah, Mensch, Tokhes, Mishmash, Nudge, Shtick, Schmaltzy, Schlep, Icky, and so on. Then there are phrases whose meaning and syntax are borrowed from Yiddish: "bite your tongue", "drop dead", "enough already", and "excuse the expression". This hilarious, concise guide includes chapters on the Basic Descriptions of People (the good, the bad, the ugly, and the goofy), the Fine Art of Cursing, Juicy Words and Phrases, Exclamations and Exasperations, and the Fine Art of Blessing.
Publisher: New York ; London : Plume, 1998.
ISBN: 9780452278998
Branch Call Number: 439.1321 Emm
Characteristics: 97 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Brandt, Kim Wilson


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