January 28, 2009

The End of the Yiddish N-Word

On the occasion of Obama's election, Liz Spikol buries it.

Posted by Stephen Silver at January 28, 2009 04:23 PM

It's a counter-productive article, really... a manifestation of the author's Jewish guilt. The word's not in wide circulation anymore... it'll die out with the baby boomers.

Posted by: jabbett at January 28, 2009 10:31 PM

Every Jew knows this word, and in fact that is how I've always described it to non-jewish friends - the Yiddish n-word. Recently I went to see Jackie Mason (with my mother of course) who rattled off the word to the uproarious laughter of the (mostly elderly, Jewish) crowd - and the black middle-aged woman sitting next to me, who clearly did not grasp the meaning or context of the word.

Posted by: LilB at January 29, 2009 12:09 PM
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