Stick to Business, Pozhalsta

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Mon Jul 29 14:58:16 UTC 2002

In a message dated 7/29/2002 10:42:21 AM, JJJRLandau at AOL.COM writes:

<< PS.  We have to keep Mssrs. Butters and Popik apart.  "Butters" is
milchig.  "Popik" is a variant spelling of the Yiddish word "pupik"
("giblets") and hence is fleischig. >>

I love this! Thanks so much for making this all seem the trifle that it is. A
little judicious humor nearly always puts things in perspective. (My memory,
though, is that PUPEK means something quite different from 'giblets', though
I may be recalling a less-pleasant Slavic body-part slang (?) word from my
Czech-speaking childhood neighbors. And, yes, BUTTERS has a BUTT in it, and
BUTTER can be a verb, etc.)

And now I will just in a few minutes begin an endless series of postings--for
the list's linguistic analysis--on such topics as the people I have met on
planes who found me lovely and talented, my quarrels with the Duke University
bookkeeping system, and the menus I have read on my travels.

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