RE: [Cz-L] Yiddish Folklore

From: cornel fleming <>
Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2008 20:09:17 +0100
To: 'Abraham Kogan' <>,
Reply-to: cornel fleming <>

Dear Abraham, i know the saying"wie bei der rebbetzin im bett" meant
messy and smelly, but i have no idea where it originated. cornel

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Abraham Kogan
Sent: 28 June 2008 17:58
Subject: [Cz-L] Yiddish Folklore

Dear all,

This is a poll to find out how many among my fellow Czernowitzer specialists

in Yiddish and its folklore know the meaning of the expression "Wie ba (bei,

in German) der Rebetzin in Bett" and more importantly, what is the
background for that expression.
Hopefully, by the end of next week, I'll analyse the results and provide you

my comments.

Regards, Abraham K.

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