Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Yiddish wit and wisdom

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Another old Yiddish proverb:
Better a crooked foot than a crooked mind 
Beser a krumer fus eyder a krumer kop
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9 comments:

Gosia k said...

definitely right

William Kendall said...

An interesting saying, and it makes sense.

Hels said...

Oh I agree totally.
And I love your proper, Litvish accent :) Just like my mum's

Petrea Burchard said...

Great saying! I love the Yiddish language. "Kop" is a perfect word.

Dina said...

Petrea, you know to appreciate it because you have an honorary "Yiddishe Kopf." :)

Hels, full disclosure: I don't know Yiddish; I can only guess at its pronunciation insofar as it is close to German, which I do know.
I have copied and pasted mostly from this source:
http://www.yiddishisms.com/yiddish-7.html

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

As a language person, I have enjoyed your posts this week. I feel like I have been in language class- so much wonderful vocabulary and etymology!

Happy New Year and Here's to another great year with City Daily Photo!

Janis (and David)
GDP

Karl Demetz said...

So right !

VP said...

Another good one!

crystal said...

I like Yiddish words too, like zaftig :) Happy New Year, Dina!