May you lose all your teeth…

 

may you lose all your teeth

 

A Yiddish curse heard on NPR’s Leonard Lopate show on September 13:  “May you lose all your teeth except for one – so you might have a toothache.”   Love it!  During this Jewish holiday season, the week’s Please Explain program was all about Yiddish. The program discussed the origins of the Yiddish language and how it has influenced our culture. Chutzpah, glitch, klutz, schlep, and tchotchke are all Yiddish words that have entered into everyday usage.  So “Gut Yontiff” everyone!

 

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