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Yiddish Speakers Help Please!  
User currently offlineluckyone From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 2778 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3109 times:

I've seen a few Coffee Talk skits on youtube, and there are a few phrases that I cannot find. A little help if you know what they mean or if they're even real! If the spellings are off by all means correct me! Thanks!

- schpilkes in my genektegezoink
- ibbleboodah? in the keppi
- stuck in my gederim like last year's gedempt...

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User currently offlineCadet985 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1975 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3092 times:

My Yiddish is piss poor (most of what I know comes from my grandfather, and various profanity websites), but I know a keppi is your head/forehead.


User currently offlinefoppishbum From Taiwan, joined Mar 2006, 897 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2899 times:

Quoting luckyone (Thread starter):
schpilkes in my genektegezoink

I believe that's "ants in my pants".

Taiwanese-American :D
User currently offlinesteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9412 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2866 times:

Quoting foppishbum (Reply 2):

I believe that's "ants in my pants".

yeah. Even just "schpilchus" would refer to "ants in your pants"

You can find a whole bunch of yiddish phrases here:


Do not bring stranger girt into your room. The stranger girt is dangerous, it will hurt your life.
User currently onlineAirstud From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3775 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2861 times:

Shpilkes is indeed ants-in-your pants, "genektegezoink" is just a made-up word. (Each American Jewish household has its own unique lexicon, incorporating English, selections from Yiddish, and made-up words often stitched together from syllables of familiar Yiddish.)

A kepe is specifically a child's head. My parents gave me children's chewable aspirin whenever I had a kepeache.  

Pancakes are delicious.
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