Date: Fri, 16 Feb 1996 18:52:30 -0800 From: SETH SKLAREY 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 zhlub." 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 SETH SKLAREY Wittgenstein school of Yiddish transliteration Coconut Grove, Florida crissiet[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] >I encountered the term in the newspaper this morning, in the >phrase , as ones who would not be good enough for a womal >(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] > >