[Ads-l] goyisch and possible ADS search problem

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Mon Mar 2 21:02:17 UTC 2015


The word "goyisch" is used in Chaim Potok's "My Name is Lev Asher" 
(1972), as an adjective for goy.

The word does not appear on Wiktionary or the Oxford Dictionary site. It 
seems I have gone beyond my quota for Merriam-Webster as I can no longer 
search there.

"Goyish" appears italicized in 1955 in "Jewish Frontier," vol. 22 
(http://bit.ly/1N9HP3j):

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Romanenko told him in true goyisch fashion: "What do you want?
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The word also appears in an ADS e-mail in 2006 
(http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2006-February/057915.html), 
but only as a quotation from an earlier ADS e-mail, making it appear 
that the

https://www.google.com/cse/publicurl?cx=015166654881017481565:tinnmx85pdy

link does not fetch everything.

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA

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