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OT-WAY OUT THERE---YIDDISHISMS

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by mike-israel, Nov 2, 2009.

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  1. mike-israel

    mike-israel TS Member

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    Ok---I know this is off thread but I would like to comment on the following.
    AS some of you know from some of my other threads I am Canadian/Israeli and a given -- jewish. I am amazed being a resident of Israel for last 35 years how many yiddishisms have entered into the American lexicon----ex. shmuck ,putz (which are really not that nice---but very accurate in their description) and dozens of other words.

    I speak a bit of yiddish, kinder -but undertand more-----I assure you one of the funniest on the face of the earth ----regards and shalom to all....MIKE
     
  2. whiz white

    whiz white Strong Supporter of Trapshooting Banned

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    Hi, Mike.

    Hope you and your family are fairing well.

    When over here, I am buying the first drink; coffee, beer, whatever.

    Take Care and "Shalom"!

    Whiz
     
  3. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    Make sure to keep your Schmeckel in your pants
     
  4. mike-israel

    mike-israel TS Member

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    Good one Calvin--my brother sent me a link to the Yiddish book repository in Massatusists?(all the Irishers forgive my spelling) had some lecturing on "huck mir a chinick" funniest thing I heard --dina fruend--Mike

    don't smoke but if I did I would smoke yenims----!!

    OF course we can blame all the yiddish comedians--from Sid Caeser to Billy Crystel ----"PUT THE CANDLE BACK"---Mel Brooks even George Burns an honary yid.

    WHIZ IF I GET TO YOU-- I AM A CHEAP DRUNK--ONLY DRINK DIET PEPSI--LOVE YAH MIKE
     
  5. H82MIS

    H82MIS TS Member

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    How about the Jewish golfer that hit a real long drive and when he sees the guys on green ahead of him instead of yelling FOUR he yells 3.98,,,,,,,,,
     
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    An older Jewish gentelman was sitting at a bar having a Martini when a lady of the night aproached him and said, I'll do anything you want for 200.00.


    He thought a moment and said "paint my house".
     
  7. CalamitySJ

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    I'm a Canadian Irish Catholic girl but "oy vey" is my favourite term. Use it all the time.

    I also always talk about being 'verklempt'--"Give me a minute, I'm feeling all verklempt".

    CSJ
     
  8. motordoctor

    motordoctor Shoji Tabuchi in Branson

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    Here is a good one. The rabbi called in sick for the Yom Kipper high holiday service. Told the staff he could not officiate in the service because of his illness. He sneaks out of the house and plays golf because the weather was really nice and gets a hole in one. Who can he tell????? motordoc
     
  9. spitter

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    Hey... for all the "gentiles" if you want to catch up on your yiddish, all one has to do is watch some "Mel Brooks" movies... in particular, my favorites are "The History of the World Part I" and "Blazing Saddles".

    You'll be ready to go out and "schtup" the opposite sex!

    Now if you're not an Adam Sandler fan, might I suggest "You Don't Mess with the Zohan"... not so much real yiddish, but a very funny characature (sic?!) of "jewishness"... and while a bit over the top... try to imagine what we actual have to live with!

    By the way... those bagels and a "shmear" you all like... that's our secret weapon... we are subliminally converting you... sshhhhhhh.... (lol)

    regards all

    jay
     
  10. crusha

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    Schlep?


    ...wazzat about?
     
  11. JB Logan Co. Ohio

    JB Logan Co. Ohio TS Member

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    Don't have a gespielkah!

    JB-Jerry Beach 8503917
     
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    "I'm a Canadian Irish Catholic girl but "oy vey" is my favourite term. Use it all the time."

    CJ, I do as well. Had a very good lunch with my wife and son in a Persian (Iranian) restaurant. After I had eaten my fill (too much) I just leaned back and "oy vey". My son never got the irony of a Christian using a Jewish phrase in a Muslim (I assume) restaurant. The wife and I still laugh about it.
     
  13. mike-israel

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    conMoisha Rabinowitz in the late 1930s fled his native land of Germany.


    He sold all his assets and converted it to gold and then had 5 sets of solid gold false teeth made.


    When he arrived in New York the customs official was perplexed as to why anybody would have 5 sets of gold teeth.


    So Moisha explained: "We Orthodox Jews have two separate sets of dishes for meat products and dairy

    products but I am so kosher and religious I also have separate sets of teeth."


    The customs official shook his head and said, "Well that accounts for two sets of teeth. What about the

    other three?"


    Moisha then said, "Vell us very religious Orthodox Jews use separate dishes for Passover, but I am

    so religious I have separate teeth, one for meat and one for dairy food."


    The customs official slapped his head and then said, "You must be a very religious man with separate

    teeth for food and dairy products and likewise for Passover. That accounts for four sets of teeth. What

    about the fifth set?"


    "Vell to tell you the truth, once in a while I like a ham sandwich."

    contributed by my brother Jack;
     
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    Also, try and catch the new Coen Bros. movie, "Normal Man"...

    One term not mentioned that I think is kinda cool: "schmutz" which means roughly, dirty on something. As in: "I shot 200 rounds today, time to go home and wipe off the schmutz on the Ljutic."

    "Schlep" means kinda drag something around, take something somewhere: "I went to the range yesterday and had to schlep around looking for Harry 'cause he left his shell bag in my car."..

    Now here is one for the prize, different language: In Japanese, "544" refers to a nature break. Can anybody answer how to say the numbers in Japanese and what it means? To me, Japanese is also beautifully "onomonopoetic" as is Yiddish so the terms sound fun to hear and say.
     
  15. Charles.F.Phillips

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    I was watching Unwrapped on the Food Channel this weekend and there was a segment on Lender's Bagels. It was interesting, but I nearly fell over when at the end of the segment, the host was eating ham and cheese on a bagel! I wonder if that schmuck saw the irony?

    R/s,<br />
    Charlie
     
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    I have a Jewish friend who's parent badly crippled him as a baby. They had him circumcised and he couldn't walk for a year and a half.
     
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    Playboy ran a series back in the sixties, a Jewish takeoff on James Bond, called, I believe, "The Adventures of oy oy seven", character's name was Israel Bond. Funny as all get out. Also ran a couple articles called "How to be a Jewish Mother". Advice to wannabe Jewish moms like, "you can't be too full, take some more food, just hold it in your mouth, it'll feel good." Wish I hadn't sold those old issues...never looked at the pictures of Jayne, Marilyn, or the others..just read the articles.
     
  18. Dickgshot

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    Unfortunately, Yiddish will likely be a lost language in another generation. It almost is already. So many different groups are being assimilated, that many languages, customs, and traditions are disappearing.

    Right now, over 50% of Jews are marrying non-jews; and the percentage is about the same for Catholics marrying non-Catholics. There is a large percentage of racially mixed marriages, and ,of course, the result is mixed race offspring: Tiger Woods and President Obama, to name two.

    Is this good? I don't know. We will lose much of the tradition that different groups bring to civilization. Will it keep people from killing each other over their differences?

    Probably not.
     
  19. Chango2

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    Good points dickgtax. As one who is of mixed heritage, I sure agree with your statement: "Is this good? I don't know. We will lose much of the tradition that different groups bring to civilization. Will it keep people from killing each other over their differences?

    Probably not."

    However, look on the bright side: My dermatologist, who is a Chinese American married to a Japanese American pointed out: Intermarriage between groups from different geographic areas is good for orthodontists; gives 'em more business due to different body types with variant genes and more malocclusions. I know that I had braces as a kid...see...it's a conspiracy by the ADA!!!

    Having a semi-dfficult day; more Yiddishisms and "Borscht Belt" humor would be appreciated...thanks,

    David
     
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    you could have been a porno-star instead of a Dr, succesful businessman etc.
    You could have married the girl of you dreams but that mutilated undersized scmeckle made you nothing but fair game for every JAP on the planet.
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