Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Define This

What is a Jewphemism?

14 comments:

Chaim said...

I saw it's all those words that Hollywood types to use when attemtping jewish lingo.

- Kvell
- Kvetch
- Shiksa
- Oy!
- Chutzpah

DrinkingTea said...

An extreme understatement, as in:
'Oh, it wasn't so horrible!' to mean 'That was fabulous!'

PsychoToddler said...

I've seen worse.

Chaim said...

why arent you eating? You don't look so well, come on bubbele.

PsychoToddler said...

What an ugly little kid!

Anshel's Wife said...

P phew.
(spitting sound)

torontopearl said...

Jew*phe*mism: a.k.a. "a Yiddische kop".

eg. "Bubbeleh, you want me to make you matza ball soup...? Okay, I'll make you matza ball soup...BUT YOU HAVE TO SHOP FOR ALL THE INGREDIENTS...and buy me a diet soda while you're out!"

PsychoToddler said...

Mom: You want some Milk, Markileh?

Me: Yes.

Mom: It's in the fridge.

Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

A Jewphemism is using halakhic legal terminology when referring to objects and actions in the area of sexuality/reproduction.
i.e.
bi’a
zera‘
nida
etc.

torontopearl said...

...It's someone who likes like a Jew, walks like a Jew and sounds like YOUR MOTHER.

("Hey, get off that blog already! What if someone wants to reach me on my e-mail account? You've been on that computer for hours. Give your mother a chance.")

Jack's Shack said...

Jewphemistically speaking about most of the chagim, we could say the following:

They tried to kill us.
They lost.
We won.
Let's eat.

PsychoToddler said...

A jewish victory is not being killed. Yay!

AMSHINOVER said...

Jewphlegmism is disgusting

callieischatty said...

Thats alright, I know you are busy, don't worry about us.