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To: Nachum

How doyou say useful idiot in Yiddish ?


15 posted on 05/05/2013 1:49:24 PM PDT by wny
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To: wny
How do you say useful idiot in Yiddish ?

The following terms may apply here:

shlemiel; A clumsy, inept person, similar to a klutz (also a Yiddish word). The kind of person who always spills his soup.

PUTZ: A vulgarism for penis but most usually used as term of contempt for a fool, or an easy mark.

SHLIMAZL: A chronically unlucky person, a born loser, when a shlimazl sells umbrella the sun comes out.

FERTUMMELT: Befuddled, confused

NUDNIK: A pest, a persistent and annoying person.

16 posted on 05/05/2013 2:43:57 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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