Sunday, December 21, 2008

8 Days of Giveaways! First Prize: Schlep Tote

**ENTRY FOR THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED**


PopJudaica.com is celebrating Chanukah with 8 Days of Giveaways! Each day this week, beginning today, we'll be gifting one lucky blog reader with a special Chanukah gift.

The first prize is a Schlep Tote bag. Eco-friendly and uber chic, this tote will have all your friends kvelling!

To enter to win, leave your favorite Yiddish word in the comments section below by midnight PT tonight 12/21/08. We'll pick a winner at random and notify the winning entry via email.

**ENTRY FOR THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED**

80 comments:

ilissanyc said...

Tuchas

Melisa said...

Mine is tuchas, too! :)

the-savvy-seller said...

My favorite is 'shayna'. I liked it so much that's what I named my daughter!

Marlene

TheAngelForever said...

Schmutz, although Schmuck is a close second ;) Thanks for the Chanukah fun!

toplibrarian said...

meshugah

valerie2350 said...

tuchas ;)

Marla said...

schmaltz or schmaltzy - i like it because it literally means congealed chicken fat, but has taken on the meaning of expensive or ritzy, since the flavor of chicken fat is so rich and tasty (that's what i've heard, at least).

nechama13 said...

mishegas
e.g. i almost died laughing when Tom Brokaw used "mishegas" to describe Obama's win on election night. twice.

Renee Rendler-Kaplan said...

'ongeblozzen'...unfortunately, it's how our california 'guest' pooch is looking in our freezing midwestern weather.

Anonymous said...

I say schmutz

Anonymous said...

It's got to be schvitz.

Adam Shprintzen said...

Oh, it is definitely pisher.

Beth said...

Schviger.
it means Mother-in-Law.
it sounds just like what it is!

urisdjcooky said...

i love tuchas..i even have pants that say it..on my TUCHAS!!

Vetski said...

There are so many, but lately my 8 year old daughter has started using the word "bubkes" to describe "nothing" & it's so cute, I have to go with "bubkes"

Susanne said...

Goniff...don't ask why!

Jessica said...

I'm a nearly fluent Yiddish speaker, so the choices are many, but since I'm spending the whole day in the kitchen, I'll go with nosher and fresher, designating two types of eaters (with no category for s/he who chooses not to eat!).

Julia said...

Nosh would be mine... with schlep being a close second!

lunza said...

Meshugunah!

Michael Rose said...

ungepochkt. It's how I usually describe my cooking and/or housekeeping... somewhat cobbled together at random.

Heidi Hoover said...

meshugas

KJ said...

schmutz-- sounds so descriptive!

JoAnn said...

Keppie is my favorite

Lori said...

luchinkupp (lousy spelling, I'm sure), but my grandmother used to say I need that like a luchinkupp (hole in the head)

joellslp said...

Schmuck

Dena said...

ibbledick!

lzeligson said...

Chazarai is my most favorite yiddish word! Love it...use it daily!! As in -- my husband eats so much chazarai - and he wonders why he has a belly!?

Dan and Pat said...

schmata!

Cindy said...

chazerye

Anonymous said...

My favorite has got to be shmatah!

Kevin said...

Mine is schmata; it makes a rag almost sound glamorous...

gloria said...

kochlefel! trouble maker. my bubbe always said I was one!

Hebrewzzi said...

I think my favorite is a toss up between neshtugedach and broigus. My favorite question, however is "vus gezucht?" :-)

Karen said...

schmutz

Marilyn said...

Chutzpah. Example: When a man is on trial for killing his parents, he asks for mercy because he is an orphan. That is "Chutzpah".

Avi said...

Far fallen

Jake Velleman said...

Schmarel!

Anonymous said...

kvetch...

Because, you are doing it by just saying the word!!

LSP613 said...

mishegas

Brett said...

How about a phrase?! My bubbe perpetually wished me a gezuntin dein pupik (a blessing on your belly button)! Why my belly button I don't know, but that makes it all the more awesome!

Carly said...

Zaftig!

LSP613 said...

mishegas

James Cohen said...

Nosh. I especially like how the goyim have incorporated this word into everyday English.

Ruth said...

Shlemazel. There are many phrases I love, but this pretty much describes me :)

Robin said...

My favorite Yiddish word is pulkey, as in "I love to squeeze babies' pulkeys. My daughter was four before she learned the word thigh.

Michele said...

haimish

There are so many that i love but since I had pick one, there you go.

Happy Chanukah to all!

Rachel Yehezkel said...

plotz! as in, I'm plotzing already to know who's going to win the tote :-)

Anonymous said...

I can't believe I'm the first to say "putz." Maybe the rest of you are too polite or too farmisht to think of it:)

Anonymous said...

schlep

Phyllis Sommer said...

(i'm impressed with all the comments!)

my fave word is shmutz or shmutzy. or shandeh. so much more descriptive than English.

Anonymous said...

Schlep! I know so many and would love to try to stuff them into this tote, or some other large bag!

agravemisfortune said...

Shmohawk. Curb Your Enthusiasm, anyone?

Reiza said...

I really can't decide between Farbiscina (sp? "Grumpy") and Tchotchkey (another one I can't spell).

deborah said...

schmatah

krinkie said...

Bubbie as it brings back such wonderful memories

Maeve said...

Schlep is actually one of my most-used words, Yiddish or otherwise. And I see Chosen Blog contributor Chaviva walking around with this tote bag all the time!

jgoldilox said...

I like Formisht, since meshugena was taken..LOL
One of my close friends has a license plate that reads..........
"4misht"!!
jami :)

FSH Cat said...

Tchotchke...It's a little gift, perfect for Chanukah.

Ariana said...

I have to go with the classic oi gevald.

SecondWind said...

Feklempt. The best word ever.

annulla said...

My favorite word is MISHPOCHA, because mine gives me NACHES.

Blather From Brooklyn

Rachel said...

schmaltz!

Anita said...

Tchotchkes as in tradeshow goodies.

Mottel said...

All time best: Farblondjet (and too make a new one Farblogget (as in: "You wrote about that post on your blog? I already far'blogget that weeks ago!")

mamagaona said...

drek

Lauren Rosen Gerofsky said...

My fav would have to be "Shmutz" because I laugh recollecting that my kids did not actually know that this is not the word most Americans use for what come out of your nose (i.e. snot or boogers) until going to public school and running into some confusion with their Gentile teachers.

orieyenta said...

I love schmutz but my 10 year old uses gornischt a lot.

Beth said...

oi vey

Susan C. Smith said...

There are Yiddish words that simply do not have an equivalent in any language such as feh, nu?, kvell and kvetch. Then there are those that roll off the tongue so delightfully like alter kacker, meiskeit, dreck, ek velt, mechaieh and those that are extraordinarily expressive such as drey kop, kin a hora and guntzer macher. But if I must chose one, it would be my father's favorite: "A nechtiger tog," an impossibility, when pigs fly, etc.

melba said...

My favourite Yiddish word is "fekakte"... I know I spelled it wrong... That or "alta kahker" -- also spelled wrong...

Melissa said...

I named my kitten Oliver-Shalom because I thought Aliva-Shulum (sp? may he/she rest in peace) was a guy's name when I was a kid and didn't understand why there were so many dead "Olivers".

SZYQZY said...

my favorite is nebbish. it sounds just like it is.

Trip'n Mommy said...

Tough one...

I used to live K'vetch, but since the Trips have become experts...not so much.

I LOVE the way my daughter says Shvitzy - Sher-witz-see.

MJ said...

schvitz because it sounds like a "naughty" word but isn't!

Greg said...

Bubbemeis, is my favorite

Malkie said...

schlemiel

Mike said...

Plotz

Jill said...

i know i'm late, but meshuggenah

rivster said...

Ungebluzen!!

Anonymous said...

...mine is, in fact, "SCHLEP"!
and it perfectly describes me...

chloe