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betajet
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Re: Oy, Vey!
betajet   2/9/2015 10:23:52 PM
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Q: What do you do for a choking dyslexic rabbi?

A: The L'Chayim maneuver!

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MeasurementBlues   2/9/2015 7:25:42 PM
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There was a scene in an early M*A*S*H episide where Col. Blake toasts a Korean officer by saying "Cheers." The Korean officer replied "L'Chayim."

For those curious, L'Chayim means "To life."

 



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Re: Oy, Vey!
MeasurementBlues   2/9/2015 7:18:17 PM
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Antedeluvian,

Today, February 9, is National Bagel Day in the U.S.

Click on the image for an article.



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Re: Oy, Vey!
mhrackin   1/16/2015 4:53:45 PM
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I'm willing to bet that I'm the only one here who can make the following two truthful claims:

1.  I studied Yiddish while I was in grad school earning my MSEE.  I still have my texts annd my copy of the standard modern Yiddish-English dictionary (Uriel Weinreich's).

2.  I was the (unpaid) President of a federally (USA) chartered financial institution.

 

Any takers?

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Stargzer   1/13/2015 1:53:32 PM
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@antedeluvian: Far funnier was in "Blazing Saddles" where the Native American chief speaks in yiddish.

Ah, yes; Mel Brooks as the chief:  "Schwarzes!" when the Black family is circling their wagon.

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David Ashton   1/9/2015 7:17:53 PM
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@Stargzer..."fartshadeter—A bewildered, befuddled person."

NOW I know what to call myself!!! :-)

@Antedeluvian... "(Does anyone else remember McHale's Navy..."

Great program.  Haven't seen it for years, though.

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antedeluvian   1/9/2015 6:22:26 PM
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Stargzer

 (Does anyone else remember McHale's Navy, where Fuji, the Japanese POW, was always saying "Oy, vey!" at the first sign of trouble?)

Far funnier was in "Blazing Saddles" where the Native American chief speaks in yiddish.

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Oy, Vey!
Stargzer   1/9/2015 5:21:24 PM
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"@Stargzer: Max kens Yiddish?

Shouldn't that be "Groks Yiddish"? LOL"

I thought that a Scots word would be closer to your homeland than a Martian word.  Then again, maybe I have your homeland wrong.

"Do I look like a fartshadeter?" 

Oy, vey! No!  Had to look around for that one!  It's just that your knowledge seems boundless.  All Hail Max the Magnificent!

fartshadeter—A bewildered, befuddled person. This is a word appropriate even for someone to say about oneself. Highly unexpected events can fartshader you. "I'm all fartshadet because my daughter told me she's pregnant." "So what's to be fartshadet?" "You don't understand—she's still single."

http://www.idiotsguides.com/#education/other-languages/speak-yiddish-to-z-morons-and-misfits/

 (Does anyone else remember McHale's Navy, where Fuji, the Japanese POW, was always saying "Oy, vey!" at the first sign of trouble?)

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Max The Magnificent   1/9/2015 4:44:23 PM
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@Stargzer: Max kens Yiddish?

Shouldn't that be "Groks Yiddish"? LOL

Do I look like a fartshadeter?

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Stargzer   1/9/2015 1:27:21 PM
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@Max:  "@Stargzer: Better than being a momzer!  ;-)

Well duh!"

Whoa!  Max kens Yiddish?  Does his knowledge know no bounds?

( I have some Jewish friends and a copy of Rosten's somewhere.)

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