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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!

3 Comments:

At 2:24 PM, Anonymous FAB said...

You're NOT Jewish??????

 
At 2:18 PM, 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 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Le'Chaim!

 

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