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Dec 13, 2011
This week's theme
Words borrowed from Yiddish

This week's words
nosh
naches
schmutz
kosher
schlockmeister

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with Anu Garg

naches

PRONUNCIATION:
(NAKH-es)

MEANING:
noun: Emotional gratification or pride, especially taken vicariously at the achievement of one's children.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Yiddish (nakhes), from Hebrew nakhat (contentment). Earliest documented use: 1929. Also see kvell.

USAGE:
"So while I love living in this adopted country of mine, I will never get the naches from shopping here that I do in America."
Ann Kleinberg; Confessions of a Mad Shopper; The Jerusalem Post (Israel); Sep 5, 2003.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
One must pay dearly for immortality; one has to die several times while still alive. -Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher (1844-1900)

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