[Ads-l] Do not trash! This is not an alpi tokhes!

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Thu Oct 6 11:46:17 EDT 2016


The NYTimes of Oct. 5 (C1) is about publication of  "the first full-fledged English-to-Yiddish dictionary in 50 years ... designed to carry Yiddish into the 21st century and just maybe beyond."

If you want to know how to say email, transgender, designated driver, binge watch, and other of English's 21st-century words in Yiddish, this dictionary is for you.

By the way, "alpi tokhes" = "butt call" (literally "by way of the backside")

Joel

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