Top Ten Useful Yiddish Words
Daniel Finkelstein, comment editor for The Times (London) provides a guide to using a handful of Yiddish words. Example, on the difference between the Yiddish shmooze and the English chat:
Tony Blair and Bill Clinton schmooze. Gordon Brown and Hillary Clinton chat.
Americans may not understand all the references to Britons.
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