Millionaire Matchmaker

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Nov 10 00:13:17 UTC 2010

>From another current episode:

"You got a bangin' body!"  [Exciting.]

"She looked like a doll! Like a banger!" [With a bangin' body.]

"We'll go to a pub and have burgers and get our drink on." [Drink a lot.]

"It makes you look frumpty." [Frumpy.]

"There's a situation goin' on in here." [Lifts shirt, flexes abs.
"Situation" must mean "something interesting."]

"I need this girl to loosen up and take the stick out of her ass."

"She's older, she's wiser, she's got her crap together."

"You're not allowed to take numbers or business cards from the posse here."
[A large group of people in the same place.]

"I had some Jewish hottie patotties for Bryce."  [Attractive guys.]

"NOBODY'S for her. Nobody can ride that ride!" [Succeed with her.]


On Mon, Nov 8, 2010 at 10:22 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at>wrote:

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> At 9:52 PM -0500 11/7/10, Wilson Gray wrote:
> >On Sun, Nov 7, 2010 at 8:11 AM, Jonathan Lighter
> ><wuxxmupp2000 at> wrote:
> >
> >>  No way did the shikse-looking guy look like a girl. He was big and tall
> with
> >>  a shaved head.
> >
> >Yeah. I sorta got that point WRT his lack of genetic femaleness. But
> >what does that have to do with the claim that _shegets_ is less likely
> >to be generally, or even specifically, less well-known than _shikse_?
> --which was also my assumption (see my earlier note on
> shaygetz/shikse).  This is one of those (rare) cases where the
> feminine may well have become the generic for some speakers.  A few
> ghits in support of this reanalysis:
> But to many of us he's a shiksa guru.
> Only if s/he's a shiksa! Love is a funny thing!
> give it up susie he's a shiksa kinda guy.
> Cuz he's a shiksa, a Shabbos goy
> LH
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