By Gene Bluestein
The lexicon could be learn selectively, like a dictionary, or instantly via, as an informative and wonderful romp via a luxurious linguistic culture. all over are the phrases of a few of America’s such a lot specified voices—Saul Bellow, Cynthia Ozick, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Grace Paley, Philip Roth, Joseph Heller, and numerous others. This vastly extended and up-to-date moment variation of Anglish/Yinglish is a just right consultant to the methods Yiddish has permeated and reworked the yank language.
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When I play the game of dreidel with myself, and the dreidel falls on the same letter five or six times because I will it to do so, I can assume that it happened by chance. However, when I spin the dreidel ten times and it comes out the same, I know that chance has nothing to do with it” (Singer S). ’ ‘Down to the smallest financial and emotional drehdel, he swore’” (Perelman RG). Here DRAYdl means detail, in the sense of “following every turn”—not a precise usage. ’ ” (David Remnick, 10 March 1997).
Bays OYlem n. Cemetery. It derives from the Hebrew bet oLAM, literally the house of eternity, hence the final dwelling place of everyone. “It was obligatory to wash when you returned from the cemetery (Beth Olam—the Dwelling of the Multitude)” (Bellow H). BECHer n. A goblet. ” (A Jewish drinking song? ) 12 / anglish/yinglish In her critique of John Updike’s Jewish novel Bech: A Book, Cynthia Ozick notes: “But while none of Updike’s people has ever attained salvation, salvation is the grail they moon over.
Anglish/yinglish dictionary / 23 “‘Look I’ll handle the whole thing for you,’ Sandor assured him. ‘You’ll come out of all this dreck smelling like a roast’” (Bellow H). Heading of a review by Christopher Porterfield of J. F. Powers’s Wheat That Springeth Green: “The separation of Church and Dreck was a matter of life and death for the World” (Time, 29 August 1988). A tv review in the San Francisco Chronicle: “It’s a disgrace that [Michael] Learned is on dreck like ‘Dolls’” (25 September 1989).
Anglish/Yinglish: Yiddish in American Life and Literature by Gene Bluestein