Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Feb 28 21:55:25 UTC 2000

At 4:18 PM -0600 2/28/00, Tom Kysilko wrote:
>Andrea wrote:
>> 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.
Isn't "shmatte" more like 'rags', i.e. for clothes in not particularly mint

Larry (with no Yiddish dictionary handy, forced to rely on his somewhat
meager passive competence)

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