October 25, 2013 5:16 am at 5:16 am #611020
Who else gets a little irked by these expressions? I don’t look down in any way on the people who use them c”v,I just cringe a little from the words themselves….
Let’s listen in….
“Good Shabbos, putchkie, did you make this bilky in school? Put it with Mommy’s challies, ok? Which chicken do you want, the pulkie? The pipikel? No, you can’t have a scrambled eggy, it’s Shabbos, putckie-mutchkie, okaaaaaaay? Oh the baby is so cute, kinaynihora,poo-poo-poo, look at those gezunte pulkies!!”etc.
I’m really not a snob at all, it just irks me, I don’t know why.October 25, 2013 11:26 am at 11:26 am #983470147Participant
you can’t have a scrambled eggy Because you need to save these eggs to throw them on Halloween.
& even if you don’t throw eggs, so many other people will, that there could be a serious shortage of eggs by the next morning.October 25, 2013 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm #983471rebdonielMember
Maybe this is the vestiges of the old-time Ashkenazic Yiddish pronunciation that you see among some old-timers.
I work in a shul where most people are older American Jews, and they call challah “challie.” Many of them on sukkot would talk about sitting in the “sukkie.” When chicken legs are served, they’re called “pulkies.” This may be a cultural thing.October 25, 2013 1:13 pm at 1:13 pm #983472
Kinaynahora, I’ve heard people say “eggy” and “challie” before. It’s gevaldic how people talk this way! My mommy and totty made sure to be mechanech me good English since I was a little feigaleh/bubbaleh/mammaleh/rugelach.October 25, 2013 1:30 pm at 1:30 pm #983473streekgeekParticipant
And my absolute worst is: Let’s go take a boodie kinderlach….October 25, 2013 1:53 pm at 1:53 pm #983474wallflowerParticipant
When I saw the title of the thread, I thought it was going to be about a Yiddish comic strip, starring those three as title characters. (Please somebody do it!)October 25, 2013 3:57 pm at 3:57 pm #983475Smile E. FaceMember
I didn’t know what a boodie was, until I was doing chesed by somebody’s house last year and she asked if I would give her kids a boodie, and I said something along the lines of “sure, WHAT?!” And so i received an education. Baruch Hashem. 😀October 25, 2013 4:11 pm at 4:11 pm #983476Little FroggieParticipant
Eclipse, if I’m not mistaken, you made a thread (long ago) about words your family made up.October 25, 2013 5:54 pm at 5:54 pm #983478October 25, 2013 6:47 pm at 6:47 pm #983479
Little Froggie, you have a better memory than I do!
You’re right! Challie-Pulkie, juicy, and what else?October 25, 2013 7:32 pm at 7:32 pm #983480
Someone please enlighten me. I don’t chap what is a boodie.October 25, 2013 7:35 pm at 7:35 pm #983481zen3344Participant
“Fleischie”October 27, 2013 12:12 am at 12:12 am #983482
A boodie is a bath.October 27, 2013 12:22 am at 12:22 am #983483
I’ve always said “fleishig” if I wasn’t going to say “meat.” I have, however, heard people say “meaty,” in addition to “milky.” Hearing adults speak like that can be pretty awkward, I’ll admit! 😛October 27, 2013 1:29 am at 1:29 am #983484
Here are more:
Blankie (blanket)October 27, 2013 2:49 am at 2:49 am #983485TheGoqParticipant
this thread is making me want to pukieOctober 27, 2013 6:53 am at 6:53 am #983486
Goq, don’t, that’s ICKY….October 27, 2013 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm #983487iknoMember
goq- + 1,000,000
🙂October 27, 2013 7:08 pm at 7:08 pm #983488keepitcomingMember
its half yiddish half babytalk.. the mame loooshin.. like shprachOctober 28, 2013 12:21 am at 12:21 am #983489Torah613TorahParticipant
Why do you look down at snobs? Some of my best friends are snobs and I don’t look down at them.October 28, 2013 1:34 am at 1:34 am #983490
But they probably look down on you!October 28, 2013 2:04 am at 2:04 am #983491
Passie is short for pacifier not a Jewish word.October 28, 2013 2:25 pm at 2:25 pm #983492hanz keglParticipant
tzumi,shlufi.zitzy.cribby,bettyOctober 28, 2013 3:49 pm at 3:49 pm #983493mobicoParticipant
This whole thread is more than bit kooky.October 28, 2013 3:54 pm at 3:54 pm #983494
I once read somewhere that its bad to do this. It hampers the child’slanguage development.October 28, 2013 4:19 pm at 4:19 pm #983495mobicoParticipant
And Bookworm120, “milky” and “meaty” are the way that the British – adults and children alike – refer to fleishigs and milchigs. It’s a cultural thing.October 28, 2013 5:05 pm at 5:05 pm #983496🐵 ⌨ GamanitParticipant
WIY- Was that in Baby Island? In that book, the parents wanted their kid to be spoken to like an adult, and the kid only ended up learning to speak when it was spoken to in baby language… It seems like in every culture babies are spoken to differently, and I’d assume it’s for a reason.
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