Author Topic: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"  (Read 585087 times)

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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #380 on: May 16, 2007, 02:07:29 pm »
There must be one for "sure enough" ?

An it's not, ya, you betcha'!!

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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #381 on: May 16, 2007, 02:11:46 pm »
There must be one for "sure enough" ?

An it's not, ya, you betcha'!!


Funny! I used that today and didn't even think twice about it till now.
One of the sales guys asked me if his order would make it out today. I replied  "Sure enough"  ;D
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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #382 on: May 16, 2007, 02:29:26 pm »
*smacks hand on forehead*
That's why I immediately understood Jeff's oy vey. It's oh weh in German. Guess I'm a bit slow-witted today  ::).

Sure enough! Because Yiddish is actually descended from Old and Middle High German (you can look it up).

All those wonderful "sch" words in Yiddish come from the German.

Among my people, the Pennsylvania Germans, Oi is as common an exclamation as it is in Yiddish (but note the different spelling). Oi anyhow would kinda be the Pennsylvania German equivalent of Sure enough!

Hey what a cool idea...let's re-write the script...Yiddish style...now that's funny...I don't care who ya are!   :laugh:

You mean like this, Scott? "You'll like workin' for Roy Taylor. He's a mensch."  ;D
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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #383 on: May 16, 2007, 02:51:55 pm »


All those wonderful "sch" words in Yiddish come from the German.

Among my people, the Pennsylvania Germans, Oi is as common an exclamation as it is in Yiddish (but note the different spelling). Oi anyhow would kinda be the Pennsylvania German equivalent of Sure enough!




that is correct; the reason Yiddish came from German is that German Lutherans issued baptismal documents to Jews in Spain during the Inquisition in order to save them from death. The Jews came to Germany and adopted a type of German sub language. Their new names were in general two words put together--that's why many German names such as Goldstein, Eckblatt, etc tend to be Jewish.

and the so-called Pennsylvania Dutch is really Pennsylvania Deutsch or translated Pennsylvania German.

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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #384 on: May 16, 2007, 03:02:24 pm »

that's why many German names such as Goldstein, Eckblatt, etc tend to be Jewish.


Or you might turn that around and say that's why many Jewish surnames are so Germanic. Likewise, surnames that in places like Brooklyn or Queens might be Jewish--like Miller--will be Lutheran or Reformed Protestant in Central Pennsylvania.
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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #385 on: May 16, 2007, 03:04:38 pm »
omigawd, these are hilarious!

verklempt = one of those asthma spells or overcome with incendiary rage
babka = cherry cake
shpilkis in the genechtagazoink = gut cramps
shayna punim = good looking (little gal over in Riverton)
bubkes = I'm nothing, I'm nowhere
nebish = Bobby
nosh = we gotta do somethin' about this food situation
facacta = you're a real thinker there
meshugina = you ever get the feeling...like they all know?
pupik = below Cassie's tube top
shmendrick = Aguirre
shmatas = Alma's wardrobe
shtik = Jack's mock-rodeo-mating dance
kvel = how Ennis loves his little girls
mazel tov/ l'chaim = To Alma and Curt

Brilliant translations, Paul!  :laugh:

My favorite:  shpilkis in the genechtagazoink = gut cramps  ;D
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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #386 on: May 16, 2007, 03:19:45 pm »
Brilliant translations, Paul!  :laugh:

My favorite:  shpilkis in the genechtagazoink = gut cramps  ;D

Thanks, Meryl, I'm plotzing! :)  Here are some more:

schlep = what one does with sheep
schmootz = Lureen's fingernails
shvitz = what Ennis does when being outed in Alma's kitchen
shmata = warshrag
shikse with the megillah = LaShawn
nudnik = LaShawn
nachas = TS2



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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #387 on: May 16, 2007, 03:30:41 pm »
Can't vouch for the spelling, but I guess you could say L.D. Newsome was a big macher in Childress, Texas?
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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #388 on: May 16, 2007, 03:48:25 pm »
Can't vouch for the spelling, but I guess you could say L.D. Newsome was a big macher in Childress, Texas?
Oh I think putz fits him better!
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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #389 on: May 16, 2007, 03:58:18 pm »
Oh I think putz fits him better!

Schmuck or schlmiel would be more accurate, don't you think?
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