Date: Fri, 1 Dec 1995 08:48:25 -0500 From: SETH SKLAREY 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: Drives a Ford station wagon Oldsmobile Cutlass Lincoln Cadillac Saab Lexus spreads on roast beef: mayonaise or horse radish ketchup eats: white bread rye or pumpernickel flatbread pita wears: pearls gold necklace wool skirt leather skirt wants son to become a: banker doctor wants daughter to marry a: banker doctor I'm sure you could come up with better examples.