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Mar 28, 2008
This week's theme
Words from Yiddish

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schnorrer
megillah
schnook
meshuga
schlump

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(shlump) Pronunciation Sound Clip RealAudio

noun: A dull or slovenly person.

From Yiddish shlumperdik (unkempt, sloppy).

"'You don't want to dress up too much, but you don't want to be a schlump,' says Michael Kors."
Hal Rubenstein; Terrific Style by Age, by Size, by Shape, by Color; In Style (New York); Aug 2006.

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It is almost impossible to carry the torch of truth through a crowd without singeing somebody's beard. -Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, scientist and philosopher (1742-1799)

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