Date: Fri, 16 Feb 1996 18:52:30 -0800
From: SETH SKLAREY crissiet[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]IX.NETCOM.COM
Subject: Re: Schluppy (ZHLUB)
Make that zhlubby.
Zhlub rhymes with rub but it is also used as zhlob to rhyme with "daub."
Fom Slavic: zhlob, "coarse fellow."
1. An insensitive, ill-mannered person. "He acts like a zhlub, that zhlub."
2. A clumsy, gauche, graceless person. "Vassar-Shmasser, the girl's still a
3. An oaf, a yokel, a bumpkin. "What can you expect from such a zhlub?"
Also see klutz, bulvon, graub.
From The Joys of Yiddish by Leo Rosten
Wittgenstein school of Yiddish transliteration
Coconut Grove, Florida
crissiet[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ix.netcom.com
I encountered the term schluppy in the newspaper this morning, in the
phrase schluppy men , as ones who would not be good enough for a womal
( woman) like Christie Brinkley. It sounds like a Yiddishism, but is not
among the words christened in the 10th Merriam Webster's Collegiate which
I have at hand. Any translations?
--Rudy Troike (rtroike[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ccit.arizona.edu)