RE: [Cz-L] On Topic, Off Topic.

From: cornel fleming <>
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2008 20:41:24 +0100
Reply-to: cornel fleming <>

Hi, the expression i remember is moishe gernegross...which meant somebody =
trying to be what he was not! cornel

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Subject: Re: [Cz-L] On Topic, Off Topic.

My parents, Pearl Spiegel Fichman and Yehudi David Fichman, used to
laugh at the name Moishe Pinkepoyer (spelling?) but I can't remember if
they explained what was funny about it. Do any of you know? My father
used to use the expression, in English, 'talking to ___ is like talking
to a piece of wood' (or, sometimes, 'like talking to a stone'). I'm
imagining there was a Yiddish equivalent that this came from. Are any
of you able to confirm this? - Eytan
Eytan Fichman

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