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Subject:  The Yid and the Odd Date:  8/5/2007  2:59 PM
Author:  Laurdujour Number:  7845 of 15311

I don't know how I arrived at that title. I was thinking about our recent take on the word SCHMUCK. Other Yiddish words I recall from childhood came to mind. They seem so obscure now, probably because no one uses them anymore. You have to agree that some of the expressions and words just defy rational or literal translation and are kind of humorous. The word on my mind now is, SCHMAGEGGY - which I think is in the same league as SCHMUCK - but less offensive. If this subject matter is boring, I promise this will be the last one. Everything seems to have a negative connotation and had to do with the KINDA being around.

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