luckyone
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Yiddish Speakers Help Please!

Sun Aug 21, 2011 2:29 am

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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RE: Yiddish Speakers Help Please!

Sun Aug 21, 2011 3:25 am

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.

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RE: Yiddish Speakers Help Please!

Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:31 pm

Quoting luckyone (Thread starter):
schpilkes in my genektegezoink

I believe that's "ants in my pants".
Taiwanese-American :D
 
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RE: Yiddish Speakers Help Please!

Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:28 am

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:

http://www.sbjf.org/sbjco/schmaltz/yiddish_phrases.htm
Do not bring stranger girt into your room. The stranger girt is dangerous, it will hurt your life.
 
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RE: Yiddish Speakers Help Please!

Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:51 am

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.  
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