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Mar 23, 2021
This week’s theme
Words borrowed from Yiddish

This week’s words
plotz
frum
shonda
yichus
gelt


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frum

PRONUNCIATION:
(froom) [short oo, as in book]

MEANING:
adjective: Religious; observant of religious laws.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Yiddish frum, from Middle High German vrum (pious). Modern German fromm (pious). Earliest documented use: 1889.

USAGE:
“And I say this even though some of my best friends are frum and I’m a completely fake agnostic, because I still quietly recite the Shema [a liturgical prayer] when things get awkward.”
Jonathan Margolis; Not Strictly Kosher; The Guardian (London, UK); Nov 30, 2009.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming. -Wernher von Braun, rocket scientist (23 Mar 1912-1977)
See this note about Wernher von Braun

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