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Visitor Comments: 6

(5) NesanelS, December 22, 2015 9:55 AM

Humorous but has a fundamental mstake

With all due respect, this video has a fundamental mistake regarding Yiddish. One of the key points about Yiddish; a language derived much from German etc, was that it was a refined language which included no not-nice or unclean words. So, the sharp words that the truck-driver says are not Yiddish. (The word ‘mamzer’ meaning bastard, is Hebrew, and BTW to call someone this is a grave sin, because it is 'motzi laaz' - it blasphemes his parents. The word 'tuchis'; referring to the seat, is probably taken from the Hebrew word 'tachas'; meaning 'bottom'.
But these are definitely not the ways you'll hear people who grow up in Yiddish-speaking communities speak.
I know I may come across as 'too serious'; I'm not knocking the whole video, and I know people understand it's just a joke, I'm just bringing across a point. Thank you dude!

(4) Joan Prideaux, December 8, 2014 12:53 PM

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(3) Anonymous, May 11, 2010 2:07 PM

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(2) Rachel, May 11, 2010 11:53 AM

learning Yiddish

I really WANT to learn Yiddish. I feel so left out when friends and relatives chatter away and I only understand every 4th or 5th word. please offer a REAL course to learn Yiddish. thanks in advance!

Ruthenyu, June 6, 2011 4:55 PM

Lern zikh yidish

Tayere Rokhl - The Yiddish Book Center has lots of resources and may offer online classes soon: If you are surrounded by Yiddish speakers, you're already ahead of the game! Ruth

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