RE: [Cz-L] Cernowitzer jokes

From: cornel fleming <>
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2014 10:16:53 +0000
To: "'David Weiner'" <>, <>
Reply-To: cornel fleming <>

And then there is the old play on words...."Nehmen Sie Platz" Have a
seat, as opposed to the non-good-German speaker's "platzen Sie"...meaning
blow up! Cornel

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[] On Behalf Of David Weiner
Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2014 8:20 AM
Subject: [Cz-L] Cernowitzer jokes

Dear all,
I know some jokes but here it is not a joke but more the sort of Cernowitzer
speach which means you have to have some knowledge of Jidish, Ukrainian and
Here it is: A jewish woman wants to buy a chicken. The chicken is a little
lean so she says to the seller: day un blus, say in sus, mai mult federn
decat gaina.
If you translate it the whole joke is lost but I wil try it anyway.
 "If you give a blow it jumps up, there are more fethers than chicken.
The second Cernowitz say:
A woman passes near a selster of cream and unwilingly turns over a can of
cream. So she says to the woman ; "Pardon" To wich the woman answers:
"Perde ni perde mne za smetanu zaplate"
The word Pardon sounds in Ukrainian like perde, which is a dirty word, so
she says in Ukrainian "you can say perde, but pay me for the cream"
I hope you enjoy this old Cernowitzer jokes.
best whishes
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