You are not signed in (Login or Join Free)   |   Help
Sploofus Trivia
Trivia GamesCommunityLeaderboardsTournaments
MySploofus
You are here:  Home  >>  Trivia Quizzes  >>  Foreign Languages  >>  The Top 10 Yiddishisms in English

The Top 10 Yiddishisms in English



billkozyBillkozy on 04/15/2008

TheTop10YiddishismsinEnglish Photo In the August 28, 2005 issue of The New York Times Magazine, William Safire listed in his "On Language" column, the top 10 Yiddishisms that have found their way into regular American English usage. I don't see "schmuck", "putz" or "oy vey!" here which I find surprising, but I definitely recognize all the words that
are listed and so probably will you.

This should be pretty easy. I'll give you the word and you pick the right definition from the list provided.
That's all there is to it. That's the whole megilla. Good luck!
Oh and please don't forget to schlep over to the ratings window and rate the quiz!
Bon jour,
Bill
10 Questions




Rating:  (7.86/9)
Difficulty:  Very Easy
Taken: 154 times

Share Quiz:


Quiz Leaderboard
Player: Level: % Correct: Time to Complete:
1
Garrybl 280100.00%    32.27 seconds    
2
Professorx 84100.00%    36.35 seconds    
3
Larrybus 307100.00%    40.30 seconds    
4
Dannoz 50100.00%    41.34 seconds    
5
Candybenz 83100.00%    44.19 seconds    
6
Montrealgirl 71100.00%    44.28 seconds    
7
Spookylady 198100.00%    44.49 seconds    
8
Nhlfan 102100.00%    45.45 seconds    
9
Bradd 193100.00%    45.98 seconds    
10
Deblaw1 106100.00%    46.05 seconds    



Comments (4)
sdonahue1
Sdonahue1  (Level: 1.1)
Mon, 8th Jun '09 11:42 AM

Growing up in NYC, this was easy. Everybody in New York is Jewish, from the Cardinal on down.


yomomma2
Yomomma2  (Level: 75.2)
Wed, 11th Mar '09 2:24 AM

i never knew that glitch or klutz was yiddish.


halston
Halston  (Level: 7.0)
Fri, 9th Jan '09 3:15 PM

Living in France, I'm out of touch but I was very happy to get back in touch with the Yiddishisms. They're great, so expressive that I didn't even score that badly.


diva305
Diva305  (Level: 146.7)
Tue, 15th Apr '08 11:24 PM

Great quiz.
Didn't click last one I think
Little confusing as to gender-like a Maven is female' mensch is male
9!!!
Bon Jour?
Shalom
Palma







Related Quizzes

(no matches found)


Games by this Author

Trivia QuizMovies Trivia

Trivia QuizDoes She Know?...I Don't Know,...

KerblunkMy Sweet Lord- George Harrison...

Trivia QuizColonies Trivia For Thanksgiving

Trivia QuizNovember Is National Aviation ...






Copyright © 2003-2016 Sploofus Holdings LLC.  All rights reserved.
Legal Notice & Privacy Statement  |  Link to Sploofus