"the whole schlemiel"

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Aug 27 18:44:00 UTC 2009

The expression or the substance?


Mark Mandel wrote:
> I'm fairly familiar with "the whole schmear" and may have used it on
> occasion myself.
> m a m
> (grew up NYC, fifties-seventies, Ashkenazi Jewish with Yiddish-influenced
> family environment)

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