Oh Me Oh My

Friday, November 18, 2005

Embracing My Inner Jew

Plotz, Shmooze, Chutzpah, Klutz, Nosh, Maven...Am I the only one who didn't know these were all Jewish words? Sure 'Chutzpah' was obvious and maybe 'Plotz' but the others were a surprise to me. I was going through a dictionary of words and phrases and realized that linguistically i am more Jewish than Portuguese.

Aside from "Canadian" when someone guesses my cultural background they almost always guess Jewish. I went to a Jewish school and have dated my share of Jews. I don't look anything like my sister so the only conclusion I can draw is that my parents kidnapped me from Thornhill before my bris and have raised me as their own ever since.

Oy Veh!


At 2:24 p.m., Anonymous FAB said...

You're NOT Jewish??????

At 2:18 p.m., Blogger vinch the grinch said...

To quote my friend Shouie as she was perusing her Jewish boyfriend's yearbook: "How come everyone's called Mazel Tov?"
(in her defense, she's from Ottawa...)

At 2:49 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...



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