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Response to erronis (Original post)

Fri Jul 9, 2021, 10:24 PM

3. Yiddish is a very expressive language. I'd call Hodgkins a "schmuck with misdirected

chuztpah".

Definition of schmuck (slang): a stupid, foolish, or unlikeable person : jerk

Note:the above is the family definition. It also refers to the male genitalia of humans or animals.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/schmuck


Definition of chutzpah: supreme self-confidence : nerve, gall

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chutzpah

Everything I learned about Yiddish I found in the Leo Rosten book "The Joys Of Yiddish" in which
the spoken language is described as sounding like the speaker is constantly clearing his
or her throat. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Joys_of_Yiddish

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