Sunday, January 14, 2007

Yiddish in the NYTimes

A Yiddishism has made it into the New York Times Sunday Magazine:-

In certain precincts of the Jewish community, a person who insists that the sky is falling, despite ample evidence to the contrary, is said to gevaltize — a neologism derived from the famous Yiddish cry of shock or alarm.

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NYT Sunday Magazine

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