Re: [Cz-L] Cernowitzer jokes

From: Miriam Taylor <>
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2014 07:19:13 -0500
To: David Weiner <>
Reply-To: Miriam Taylor <>

Even though I I had to learn Ukrainian as a second language
in the Jewish school in 1944 - 1945, of that study I remember nothing,
but whatever Ukrainian , or rather Ruthenian, I remember is all
from jokes which I heard.


On Dec 4, 2014, at 3:19 AM, David Weiner wrote:

> 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 Rumanian.
> 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
> David
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