A-Z Trivia Challenge: Oy Vey

12:00 AM Elizabeth Seckman 46 Comments

Read about the Challenge Here!


The Encyclopedia,

Social Media, 

& Me!!



It's challenge day fifteen! Can I manage to post twenty-six times in April? Can YOU answer the questions I ripped  gathered from my handy dandy, old-school, flip through paper pages encyclopedia?

Get them all (or a few) right and you could win the boobie prize!

Are we there yet?
No!
Now? Are we almost there YET?
No! Eleven letters left to go, now sit back and stop hitting your sister!

Oops! My bad. Must have been a flash back...



Oy Vey...you'd think we'd be there already!

To pass the time...we're going to test your Oy Vey! and other Yiddish terms we've blended into English.

1. What means oh woe?

2. What is a, um, uh...penis...used as an insult?

3. What is it to drag or haul?

4. What is a clumsy person?

5. What is guts, nerve, or daring?

Bonus: What is congratulations?


Stolen  from  Facebook friend, Chris Farhatt. (thanks Chris!)
Facebook is a  public domain, right?
From her trip to Jerusalem.



(1. Oy Vey; 2. putz (or schmuck); 3. schlep; 4. klutz; 5. chutzpah; Bonus: Mazel Tov)

46 comments:

  1. Excuse me while I snicker like a twelve-year-old at the second one... ;)

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    1. When I was twelve, putz was my favorite word. My dad would yell at me, "Stop saying that! You don't even know what it means."

      Now I do.

      My father was never a putz.

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  2. I knew none of those....my Yiddish is sort of rusty! :)

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  3. Hmm ... 1, 4 & the bonus ... the others I've heard of and get in context, but couldn't have given the meaning.

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    1. I understand. I hear the words all the time and never know what they meant. One of the reasons I looked it up!

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  4. Got none but this was cool. Adding to my new Pinterest board 'Informative Post.'

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  5. Yeah, I got three right! Also, my posts is going to be so full of schmuck tomorrow, just you wait . . . :P

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    1. Oh my...that could be exciting!! I better be sure to check that out. :D

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  6. Just as I expected. zero. Yiddish not my strongest suit.

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    1. A dragon can only be expected to know so many languages!!

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  7. I didn't know that's what putz meant! I've used it at times I probably shouldn't have then LOL. Love the camel pic, how funny.

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    1. I never knew either. Now I know why it made my dad so mad! But I'm still using it. I'm a rebel like that ;)

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  8. I sort of bombed that one (I got two), but it's really funny to learn where our slang words come from.

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    1. And they are the best words! So much personality.

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  9. I knew them all. My mom's two best friends I spent my whole life growing up with our both Jewish. They always joke around saying I have two Jewish mothers besides my own. I've learned many great expressions from them; and they learned a lot of Italian from us, like how to tell someone off without words, cause have ten ways to do it just using our hands, LOL.

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    1. I am so jealous! I grew up in a town of approximately 800 people. Boring as sliced white bread.

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  10. I knew most of them! You definitely have chutzpah, Elizabeth. ;)

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    1. LOL. I try...though you ought to see me worry!

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  11. LOL,

    Got them all.... Lots of Jewish friends with Jewish parents. LOL. Very fun. These words are great because they are so expressive!

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    1. Aren't they the best? YOu said it just right...totally expressive. You don't even have to know their meaning to know their meaning!

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  12. Not so good today. Better luck tomorrow.

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  13. I'm a master of Oy, Vey, but not at any of these. What a fun challenge!

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    1. I use it a lot. It's so much classier than Oh Hell.

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  14. Love using putz and chutzpah. But I need to put my oy vey to better use!

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    1. I think I use them all but Mazel Tov and surprisingly, I've only had one Jewish friend my whole life. WV isn't a very diverse state.

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  15. I got the bonus - thank you Fiddler on the Roof! And I would have got klutz if I wasn't so tired :-)

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    1. I've always spelled klutz with a c...wonder if that counts as the same word?

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  16. I got schlep, klutz and chutzpah, but I'm AtoZed out, so that's all I can do today.

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  17. Hello, Elizabeth, I got them all, that's because I pay attention and ....oh yes, I'm here for the A to Z challenge, and you visited my first blog at www.incomingbytes.blogspot.com. ! I have my second blog/PF at www.incomingbytes.com Do feel welcome to drop in anytime! ":)

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    1. Thanks Raymond! I'll try to stop on by some more. :)

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  18. I knew all but the 1st... from my years in NYC. :)

    I remember long road trips in the car with my family. My sister usually got car sick.

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    1. I have a boy who gets carsick. Boy do his brothers get aggravated!

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  19. Crap, only two today. Losing my touch.

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    1. I should have done a southern words and you'd have rocked it.

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  20. I didn't get any but I recognised the answers. Such awesome words!

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