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#6881 - 10/04/00 04:51 PM Re: moxie, schmoxie
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Psst--I have a girlfriend in your city.... she's single.

...Stay tuned for the upcoming episode of "A.W.A.D. in the City," in which our heroine, the yenta Jackie, arises from the gutter in her charmingly phoenix-like way to learn the true meaning of "chutzpah."


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#6882 - 10/04/00 10:10 PM Re: moxie, schmoxie
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"Yenta"--wasn't there a movie by that name? ;-)
And I thought the meaning of chutzpah was t-s-u-w-m.


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#6883 - 10/05/00 12:35 PM Re: moxie, schmoxie
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>I thought the meaning of chutzpah was t-s-u-w-m

jackie, you ol' luftmensch, not to kvetch, but only a shmendrik would confuse chutzpah with shmatteh.


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#6884 - 10/06/00 06:24 AM Re: moxie, schmoxie
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schmendrick

This word's got an interesting theatrical association - it's the name of a very early Yiddish drama that I think is reckoned to be quite a formative phase of development. I've not got a second now, but promise I'll LIU later to see if there's any info I can find. I otherwise know this word as meaning something like 'lucky in misfortune' - is that right?


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#6885 - 10/06/00 07:23 AM Re: moxie, schmoxie
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<"Yenta"--wasn't there a movie by that name?>

Yentl -- a film by Barbra Streisand -- her first as director/producer/co-screenwriter -- and she's also the leading actress.


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#6886 - 10/06/00 07:46 AM Re: moxie, schmoxie
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schmendricks, hendrix, what does it matter so long as a boy loves his dictionary?

So, spelling it a bit more accurately, I found:
http://www.brittanica.net/bcom/eb/article/3/0,5716,115713+4,00.html


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#6887 - 10/06/00 09:22 AM Re: shmendrik
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mav, I'm going to respond to two(2) of your posts in one -- wouldn't want to be accused of double-posting. 8-)

shmendrik, I believe, is an inept or indifferent person
shlimazel is someone with perpetual bad luck (see Joe Btfsplk[sp?])

don't know if this agrees with your link, 'cuz that didn't work for me.

...and just how do you define "more accurately" when it comes to representing Yiddish spelling??
8-)


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#6888 - 10/06/00 10:45 AM Re: shmendrik
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Seems quite close to what I understood - this link suggests some of the subtler ramifications, I think:

http://jewishworldreview.com/0899/shmendrik.html

And you're right; but my definition would be shpelt innacurately anyway


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#6889 - 10/07/00 08:15 PM Re: moxie, schmoxie
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Yentl -- a film by Barbra Streisand -- her first as director/producer/co-screenwriter -- and she's also the leading actress.

Should have emoticonned my wink, I reckon!

Love,

Chessie


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#6890 - 10/07/00 08:19 PM Re: moxie, schmoxie
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Luftmentsh - Person who has no business, trade, calling, nor income.

Shmatteh - Rag, anything worthless

These are from:http://www.pass.to/glossary/Default.htm
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Re: luftmentsh--two out of four; not too shmatteh.


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