Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Sat Mar 1 00:59:07 UTC 2008

Sorry. "One shmatz" is what he said. has a couple of very recent defs (see also "schmatz"). Geraldo seems to have meant something like "jerk" or "s(c)hmuck."

  He appeared to be adlibbing, so the TelePrompter probably had nothing to do with it.


"Joel S. Berson" <Berson at ATT.NET> wrote:
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Is this what happens when Fox teleprompts an Hispanic friend with
Yiddish? Schmatte? Schmutz?

And should that be "takes on" or "takes one"?


At 2/29/2008 04:01 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>On today's _Fox & friends_, Geraldo Rivera said in reference to Jack
>Ruby, "It only takes on / Smatz / to change history."
> New on me.
> JL
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