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08/29/17 Grif.Net – Yiddish Dictionary Additions

08/29/17 Grif.Net – Yiddish Dictionary Additions

[I grew up in =
a Jewish area of Minneapolis and learned some Yiddish – most of =
which I cannot share on a family blog – but NEVER heard =
these.]


JEWBILATION=
– Pride in finding out that one’s favorite sports figure or entertainer =
is Jewish.

TORAHFIED – Inability to remember one’s lines at =
one’s Bar Mitzvah.

CHUTZPAPA – A father who wakes his wife at =
4:00 AM so she can change the baby’s diaper.

DISORIYENTA – When =
Aunt Sadie gets lost in a department store and strikes up a conversation =
with everyone she passes.

MISHPOCHAMARKS – The assorted lipstick =
and make-up stains found on one’s face and collar after kissing all =
one’s aunts and cousins at a reception.

ROSH HASHANANA – A rock =
‘n roll band from Brooklyn.

FEELAWFUL – Indigestion from eating =
Israeli street food.

KINDERSCHLEP – To transport other kids in =
your car besides yours.

OYVAYSMEAR – What one says when the =
cream cheese squeezes out of the bagel and falls on your clean pants. =

JEWDO – A traditional form of self-defense based on talking =
one’s way out of a tight spot.

 

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Love!"