Re: [Cz-L] Yiddish

From: Bruce Reisch <>
Date: Tue, 08 Jul 2008 14:48:30 -0400
Reply-to: Bruce Reisch <>

How do we reconcile this discussion with the often heard statements
about Czernowitz being a veritable melting pot, a place with a strong
multi-cultural heritage, where Jews were integrated with the rest of
society? Being conceited is one thing, but developing derogatory
terms for others goes beyond being respectful. I hope someone can
place this discussion into an historical context.


At 21:27 +0200 7/8/08, Arthur von Czernowitz wrote:
>How about, di bist a Rumeinishe Ganif?
>>Czernowitzer were very conceited -" Eingebildet".
>>All the surrounding people were inferior and got derogatory nicknames:
>> The Russians were :"Fonie Ganew "- Fonie for Iwan.
>> The Polish were : " Polske dribke " -What is a Dribke ?
>> The Turks were : " Gelemter Terk " Gelemt means Lame .
>> And many more I cannot recall.
>> Can you ?
>> Hardy

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