November 23, 2010 4:09 am at 4:09 am #593163wag the dogMember
Ive heard a couple of times the term “greasy”. what does that mean?November 23, 2010 4:17 am at 4:17 am #711494so rightMember
It’s what you become when making Latkes.November 23, 2010 4:22 am at 4:22 am #711495ronrsrMember
unctuous, containing a lot of grease?
What is the context? there have been several different slang uses for this word, too.November 23, 2010 4:38 am at 4:38 am #711496deiyezoogerMember
OILY……November 23, 2010 4:40 am at 4:40 am #711497eclipseMember
A.literally-too “oisge’arbit” and “ois’gecheshboned”to take a shower regularly.
B.generally–AN UNKIND AND HIGHLY OFFENSIVE word to describe fine and ehrlich… very,very yeshivish bochurim.
To the guys who look shlumpy–remember kavod hatorah!
To the people who label other human beings as “greasy”–WORK ON YOUR MIDAH OF ANIVUS AND AHAVAS HA’BRIOS.
p.s. by me caps aren’t “shouts”–just emphasis.November 23, 2010 4:48 am at 4:48 am #711498
I think it means VERY yeshivish.November 23, 2010 4:52 am at 4:52 am #711499labubbyMember
it means gor yeshivish ,what what , heistosNovember 23, 2010 5:08 am at 5:08 am #711500real-briskerMember
Were you called greasy or somone else? If you were called I dont blame you for not knowing. But anyways greasy is a term used to describe a person that is just a peice of grease, from head to toe… You can see the grease dripping out of him mixed with dandruff and a bad oder.November 23, 2010 5:27 am at 5:27 am #711501smartcookieMember
Something well all be for 8 days, starting from next wednesday 🙂November 23, 2010 5:49 am at 5:49 am #711502eclipseMember
too bad these posts are outa order…that last post…November 23, 2010 6:57 am at 6:57 am #711503
theres no clear cut definition, but when u see one u just know…November 23, 2010 2:51 pm at 2:51 pm #711504
theres just so much 2 b thankful 4:
It’s like a “Harry.” I have asked countless people (even started a thread in the CR) and no one can give me a clear cut answer. They all say “when you see one, you know.”November 23, 2010 3:19 pm at 3:19 pm #711505whatrutalkingabtMember
dunno- its not like a Harry.
Its a guy with globs of messy payos sticking out behind his ears, who cant speak a sentence without mixing in 90% yeshivish shprach, who is not really down to earth. (he may be from a different planet)
I dont know why girls are never called greasy though…November 23, 2010 4:01 pm at 4:01 pm #711506
I’m not saying it means a Harry. I’m saying that the way people can’t describe Harry is the same way they can’t describe greasy.November 23, 2010 4:18 pm at 4:18 pm #711507real-briskerMember
dunno – I disagree with you, A harry and a greasy person are 2 diffrent things. A harry is just not the typical. A greasy person is just somone thats greasy!November 23, 2010 9:31 pm at 9:31 pm #711508blueberrymuffinParticipant
What’s a Harry?November 23, 2010 9:36 pm at 9:36 pm #711509myfriendMember
Tuna Beigel:November 23, 2010 9:44 pm at 9:44 pm #711510WIYMember
Lets make it pashut…
Greasy usually means the guys skin or hair is greasy and oily, which is usually because of lack of showering. Usually an ultra masmid yeshivish guy who has “no time” to shower will get the term greasy. He will look like and probably smell like he hasnt showered in a number of days. He will look spaced out and probably will be lost in thought thinking about some Reb Baruch Ber on a shvere sugya….
His English will be mostly Yeshivishe Shprach with a few mispronounced English words thrown in for good measure. He may have poor posture and stand hunched over.November 23, 2010 9:46 pm at 9:46 pm #711511blinkyParticipant
globs of messy payos sticking out behind his ears
whatrutalkingabt- thats why the term is not used for girlsNovember 23, 2010 9:47 pm at 9:47 pm #711512WIYMember
A Harry is usually a term for someone who isnt “with the program” his mode of dress, and the way he acts and the things he says are just off. Its often referring to a modern guy who became Yeshivish but didnt make the transition “smoothly.” Or to a Yeshivish guy from out of town who hasnt properly made the transition to typical Yeshivish. For example its a harry thing for a guy to walk around with a backpack or napsack or certain types of hats…November 23, 2010 9:53 pm at 9:53 pm #711513not IMember
A harry is someone who is ‘American’ he eats Manischevitz matzos on pesach and does what is typical.. This term my mother HATES!They are often teh people who say ‘oh’ as apposed to ‘oy’ for a choilem!
greasy people are temimusdik learning people. They have dandruff on their shoulders and their hats are a shtickel light from too much wear.. hard to define!November 23, 2010 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm #711514blueberrymuffinParticipant
“A Harry is usually a term for someone who isnt “with the program” his mode of dress, and the way he acts and the things he says are just off”
That’s funny cuz I thought a Harry is someone who is very typical, very standard (as in “a regular Harry”)!November 23, 2010 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm #711515jhcvivgwryParticipant
Where do you find all of these (old) threads?!? (Almost) Everytime someone mentions a thread you post the link.
Thank you! (it always helps me figure out what everyone is trying to figure out)November 24, 2010 12:24 am at 12:24 am #711516myfriendMember
Hashem’s Son, Simply search the coffee room:November 24, 2010 12:38 am at 12:38 am #711517ItcheSrulikMember
notI: <I>A harry is someone who is ‘American’ he eats Manischevitz matzos on pesach and does what is typical.. This term my mother HATES!They are often teh people who say ‘oh’ as apposed to ‘oy’ for a choilem!</I>
Would I be opening up a huge can of worms if I were to mention that “oh” is the acknowledged as correct by most of world Jewry including Ashkenazim (the Yekke AU, and Litvish EY are derivations.) Lest anyone accuse me of being “modern,” R’ Belsky pronounces a cholam that way, and R’ Yaakov Kamenecki said that it is correct but he already developed the “bad habit.”November 19, 2018 11:33 am at 11:33 am #1626064Neville ChaimBerlinParticipant
Hm, so that’s what greasy means; I had it backwards.
So, whats the name for those yeshivas that are barely bigger than a house, don’t hold their bochrim to any specific standards, aren’t MO, but aren’t real yeshivas, yet they call themselves yeshivas?
There has to be a term for what I’m talking about. How else would we differentiate between those and [for lack of a better term] real yeshivas?November 19, 2018 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm #1626114Yserbius123Participant
To clarify some things: The “greasy” guy isn’t the biggest masmid. The greasy Yeshivish guys are just those that have given up interacting with the world in general. They speak in mumbled sentences, wear the same clothes all week, and rarely shower. They may be smart and talmidei chachomim, but not necessarily. Most Yeshivish masmidim I know are well respected and dress normally.November 19, 2018 2:29 pm at 2:29 pm #1626220CSParticipant
Thanks. I saw that term on the mesivta thread and was wondering what it meant…
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