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This week's theme: words from Yiddish.
schlub (shlub) noun, also spelled as zhlub or zhlob
A clumsy oaf.
[From Yiddish, from Polish zhlob (blockhead, trough, manger).]
"This is the comedy of the schlub on the barstool who wonders when it
all went wrong."
You come into the world alone and you go out of the world alone, yet it seems to me you are more alone while living than even going and coming. -Emily Carr, artist and writer (1871-1945)
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