pds at VISI.COM
Mon Feb 28 22:18:39 UTC 2000
> For a pejorative Yiddish term for cheap
>trinkets/souvenirs/gee-gaws, I would use "schlock".
There's also "shmatte". The word is probably not so well-known as schlock,
but it was put by the writers of M*A*S*H (the TV show) into the mouth of
Hawkeye Pierce in one episode.
And this reminds me: a possible source for a "tchotchke" antedate
(remember Ms. Hall's original request?) would be from Leo Rosten's
pre-"Joys of Yiddish" (1968) writings, including "The Education of
Tom Kysilko Practical Data Services
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