I will incline mine ear to the parable, and shew my dark speech upon the harpfrom Psalm 49
Did you follow the link about the Yiddish survey farther down the page? That was fun...
Ellyn,Just finished taking the survey! Thought they should have included some more of the "familiar" words. As it was, I recognized, and claimed occasionally to use, spiel, schmutz, schmooze, and chutzpah. I like "schmutz" a whole lot.
Alas, I can't claim credit for the one-liner--it's one of the winners of a "philosophers' pickup lines" contest held years ago at Oxblog. Isn't it awesome?
Eve,Isn't it awesome?In a word: Yes.
High-laire comment from Eve. Last night I was reading about 1920s/30s writer Jim Tully, and how when he was a starving artist, the socialist Upton Sinclair ignored him and returned his manuscript unread while a famous "reactionary" helped him. Seems all too often we either love mankind in some vague aggregate or with specificity...
TS(O),Quite. The anecdote doesn't surprise me.The quip at Eve's I can interpret as referring to persons such as myself, who are inveterate misanthropes except when it comes to their friends!
Eve is exceptionally creative...a unique voice in the blog cacophony, which is no small feat!
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