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Oy vey, let’s stop kvetching and start talking about the allure of Yiddish words




When presidential hopeful Donald Trump used the action version of
When presidential hopeful Donald Trump used the action version of "schlong" to disparage Hillary Clinton this week, many news outlets bleeped out the Yiddish vulgarity.
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When presidential hopeful Donald Trump used the action version of "schlong" to disparage Hillary Clinton this week, many news outlets bleeped out the Yiddish vulgarity.

But as with many New Yorkers, it's arguable Trump's vocabulary has been enriched by Yiddish slang. It's almost a shock he hasn't called every one of his competitors a schlub, schmuck, or shlemiel - many of whom think him a shmendrik.

Even though it's not a yontef today, AirTalk and guest host Patt Morrison will try to make some bubbes smile and help you up your Yinglish game.

Guest:

Jonathan Kirsch, Book Editor at the LA-based the Jewish Journal. He is the author of many books, including his latest, “The Short, Strange Life of Herschel Grynszpan: A Boy Avenger, a Nazi Diplomat, and a Murder in Paris” (Liveright, 2014)