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

Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 15:48:42 +0300
To: cornel fleming <>, 'Abraham Kogan' <>,,

" Reden zu der Wand " is not accepted by the authentic Czernowitz Yiddish
     Good Yiddish but not specific to Cz.
       So is "Hacken dem Chaynik".
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Subject: RE: [Cz-L] On Topic, Off Topic.

Hi Abraham, reden zu etc may be Yiddish but it is also the same in
czernowitzer deutsch...and the expression is still in use in Vienna
today...a friend's wife used it a couple of months ago when i asked her if=
she had reminded her husband of something i asked!!!!!cornel

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[] On Behalf Of Abraham Kogan
Sent: 24 June 2008 17:19
Subject: Re: [Cz-L] On Topic, Off Topic.

The expression was : Reden tzoo ihm is wi tzu reden zu der want.
Abraham K.
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Sent: Monday, June 23, 2008 8:56 PM
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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