Monday, December 7, 2009

Yiddish Words in English

Yiddish once was spoken by European Jews
Here are some Yiddish words that English speakers use

A waiter who spills soup on someone's lap is a schlemiel
A schlemazel is the guy who gets the worse end of that deal
With a lap full of hot soup it's no wonder that he squeals
Oy vey! I'm such an unlucky guy!

A fellow in a sauna most certainly is shvitzing
If he's chatting with somebody you can say they are kibitzing
Occasionally the rocks with water they are shpritzing
Otherwise the air would get too dry

A person who complains so much that it could make you retch
Is a kvetch!
A thing that isn't even worth as much as one flyspeck
Is drek!

These are Yiddish words that English speakers use

by Tom Meltzer ©The Princeton Review

1 comment:

girlnblack77 said...

I admire your chutzpah. hee hee