Archive for the 'Yiddish' Category

Arlo grew up in the early days of television???

Cidu Bill on Jan 10th 2013

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I suspect more people know “kvetch, kvetch, kvetch” from Norma Rae than from any other single source.

Filed in Arlo and Janis, Bill Bickel, Jimmy Johnson, Yiddish, comic strips, comics, humor | 34 responses so far

Mishegoss

Cidu Bill on Nov 20th 2008

According to Newsweek magazine, one of Hillary Clinton’s staffers told one of the magazine’s reporters during the primaries that everybody after a certain point everybody was “fed up with the Bill Clinton mishegoss.”

This word has always been a part of my personal vocabulary, but does the quote make any sense to most of Newsweek’s audience? I’ve noticed that New York City-based magazines and (to an even larger extent) Hollywood screenwriters seem convinced that the entire country is familair with Yiddish (which I suppose, if these magazines and screenwriters keep using it, might eventually be the case).

Filed in Bill Bickel, Bill Clinton, Newsweek, Yiddish, media, politics | 28 responses so far