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May

Vocabulary

1. JEWBILATION n. Pride in finding out that ones favourite celebrity is Jewish.



2. TORAHFIED n. Inability to remember ones lines when called to read from the Torah at ones Bar or Bat Mitzvah.



3. SANTA-SHMANTA n. The explanation Jewish children get for why they celebrate Hanukkah while the rest of the neighbours celebrate Christmas.



4. MATZILATION v. Smashing a piece of matzo to bits while trying to butter it.



5. BUBBEGUM n. Candy ones mother gives to her grandchildren that she never gave to her own children.



6. CHUTZPAPA n. A father who wakes his wife at 4:00 a.m. so she can change the babys diaper.



7. DEJA NU n. Having the feeling youve seen the same exasperated look on your mothers face but not knowing exactly when.



8. DISORIYENTA n. When Aunt Sadie gets lost in a department store and strikes up a conversation with everyone she passes.



9. GOYFER n. A Gentile messenger.



10. HEBORT vb. To forget all the Hebrew one ever learned immediately after ones Bar Mitzvah.



11. JEWDO n. A traditional form of self defense based on talking ones way out of a tight spot.



12. MAMATZAH BALLS n. Matzo balls that are as good as mother used to make.



13. MEINSTEIN – slang. My son, the genius.



14. MISHPOCHADOTS n. The assorted lipstick and make-up stains found on ones face and collar after kissing all ones aunts and cousins at a reception.



15. RE-SHTETLEMENT n. Moving from Brooklyn to Miami and finding all your old neighbours live in the same condo building as you.



16. ROSH HASHANA-NA-NA n. A rock n roll band from Brooklyn.



17. YIDENTIFY v. To be able to determine ethnic origins of celebrities even though their names might be St. John, Curtis, Davis or Taylor.



18. MINYASTICS n. Going to incredible lengths and troubles to find a tenth person to complete a minyan.



19. FEELAWFUL n. Indigestion from eating Israeli street food.



20. DIS-KVELLIFIED vb. To drop out of law school, med. school or business as seen through the eyes of parents, grandparents and Uncle Sid. In extreme cases, simply choosing to major in art history when Irvs son David is majoring in biology is sufficient grounds for diskvellification.



21. IMPASTA n. A Jew who starts eating leavened foods before the end of Passover.



22. KINDERS SHLEP v. To transport other kids in your car besides yours.



23. SCHMUCKLUCK n. Finding out ones wife became pregnant after one had a vasectomy.



24. SHOFARSOGUT n. The relief you feel when after many attempts the shofar is finally blown at the end of Yom Kippur.



25. TRAYFFIC ACCIDENT n. An appetiser one finds out has pork

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