Date: Fri, 1 Dec 1995 08:48:25 -0500
From: SETH SKLAREY crissiet[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]IPOF.FLA.NET
Subject: Re: -head
How about other languages? I think of (transliterated) goyishe cup -
Gentile head - a relatively mild insult in Yiddish, for stupid person.
I don't think "stupid person" is quite accurate. From usage I have heard
it is more of a Christian way of looking at things than a Jewish one. It is
more one of attitude and cultural philosophy, but with the slant that one
is a more intelligent way of looking at a subject.
Examples might be interesting if you're game.
Goyishe cup: Yiddishe cup:
Ford station wagon Oldsmobile Cutlass
spreads on roast beef:
mayonaise or horse radish ketchup
white bread rye or pumpernickel
pearls gold necklace
wool skirt leather skirt
wants son to become a:
wants daughter to marry a:
I'm sure you could come up with better examples.