Date: Tue, 5 May 1998 17:10:09 -0400
From: David Bergdahl
Subject: Re: "pulkes"?

On Tue, 5 May 1998, Dennis Baron wrote:

> yes, pulkes are thighs. I was hoping someone with more yiddishkeit would respond.
This is Englished into "pokeys," at least in my wife's family, Litvaks
from Dayton. She never heard Yiddish at home but when her grandmother was
dying and had lost her English, she was amazed to learn her father could
sit in the nursing home and converse in Yiddish for hours.
David Bergdahl Ellis Hall 114c Ohio University / Athens
Associate Prof/English tel: (740) 593-2783 fax: (740) 593-2818