Date: Tue, 5 May 1998 10:39:16 -0500
From: Gerald Cohen
Subject: "pulkes"?

A Wall Street Journal article, May 4, 1998, p.A23 ("A Winning
Strategy for Lewinsky, Starr and the Nation") contains "pulkes"; is this a
misunderstanding of the Yiddish word "toches" (rear-end)?.

The context is: "...counsel can represent Ms. Lewinsky only if he knows
the full truth. This is no time to be avuncular; given that Mr. Ginsburg
kissed baby Monica's 'little pulkes,' he may have been unwillng or unable
to do what was necessary to wring a complete and accurate account of events
from her." ---[G. Cohen: 'pulkes' is italicized.]

---Gerald Cohen