Monday, April 9, 2012

Ss: Schlock

definitionSomething such as merchandise or literature that is inferior or not of quality.Of inferior quality; cheap or shoddy.Cocktail Party BanterI went to the garage sale and only found schlock.
Literary Periodical Hunt
Ellison is back at the Empire barely three months after her turn as sugar sweet panto princess Cinderella.But anyone who has seen schlock horror flick The Cottage knows our Jen can do pottymouthed as well as pretty.he presents a joyful paean to the C word (encouraging the audience to howl it so loudly it would wake Wallasey), and adds real poignancy to the voice of a Balkans War rape victim.Review: VAGINA MONOLOGUES Liverpool Empire


Sunday, April 8, 2012

Ss: Schlep

definitionA Clumsy or stupid person.Cocktail Party BanterThe schlep carried the glass of water and carelessly poured it into my lap.
Literary Ngram HuntIn the eighteenth century a young German like Werther lived a dreary existence "in einem schlep- penden, geistlosen, burgerlichen Leben". His suicide was the result not merely of maladjustment, but also of a total lack of opportunities ...William Rose, Edwin Hermann Zeydel - 1949 - (254 pages) -


Saturday, April 7, 2012

Gg: Galuth

definitionExile, diaspora. The collective name for all the countries in which the Jews settled after they were driven out of Palestine.Cocktail Party BanterWe had a Passover Seder with our Jewish friends and families separated in our exile, and gathered in galuths. Ngram Hunt for Its Usebeing more concerned for which is in Galuth than Galuth itself but may we not if Israel is ever to win due among the nations that must filter down from the of higher learning...The Menorah journal, Volume 6) By Intercollegiate Menorah Association (New York, N.Y.)

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Friday, April 6, 2012

Pp: Plotz

definitionFrom Yiddish, to burst, to explode, to fall down from extreme excitement or abhorrence. Cocktail Party Banter When I heard she had turned to a werewolf at midnight, I was about to PLOTZ!


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Ss: sholem aleichem

definitionPeace be with You.  And is answered by saying Aleichem Sholem.  (b) also the name of my favorite Jewish Author. I am reading his short stories, for my short story celebration in April.Coctail Party BanterShalom Aleichem, brother, I hope all is well with you. Literary ContextEight days later, his disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you."
(Joh 20:26 ESV)


He threw his long arms about me.  "Heh, sholom aleichem! He gave out with the that neighing laugh, and we marched off for another L'chaim!"
from The Golden Land: A literary Portrait of American Jewry, 1654 to the present by Azriel Louis Eisenberg.

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Oo: Oy Vey

Definition deep and profound oh, oh! Cocktail Party Banter Oy vey, I can't believe it's not butter. Literary Quote from Voices of a People: The story of Yiddish Folksong by Ruth Rubin.
Yiddish English
Oy vey, a yomer, Oh, Oh what weeping
Oy vey, a klog! And what wailing!
Ich Hob ongevorn feygelen I've lost my Feygele
Biz hayntign tog! Forever and ever

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Yesterday's Word Was: mosh.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Mm: mosh

Definedmadness, crazy, insanity, mixed up of things   Cocktail Party BanterStop this MISHOGES this Mosh! Literary Useyou lwo I hab two t eets dere Den what is yon call One qusdruped You tink I don t Q99 One quadruped ho ho I know say so you say so yesterday wery mosh blockhead indeed dat de cow is call man You why call one omnivorous biped widout t edder is what you is call and de reason tell me is because you nyam as ever you can get and don t wear no one t owl mind dat you is one omnivorous biped Here Chip began I saw Palniy also Now Massa Indio {from the Mirror of Litarture, Amusemement and Insturciton Voulme 25 by Reuben Percy and John Timbs published 1835)
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