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Book Title: Hooray for Yiddish!: A Book about English|
The author of the book: Leo Rosten
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 12.90 MB
ISBN 13: 9781578660261
Edition: Galahad Books
Date of issue: August 1st 1998
Read full description of the books:The English dictionary contains many Yiddish words that have won acceptance in our everyday language. We shlep our bags to the car, admire the chutzpa of an ambitious businesswoman, and laugh at the shtick of our favorite comedian. In this book, author Leo Rosten explores the aspects of Yiddish that make it a uniquely expressive, funny, and catchy language. In addition to vocabulary, other elements of Yiddish have affected English, such as word order: smart, he isn't; beautiful, she's not; lucky, they are. A delight for everyone who loves words, this guide is a celebration of a language that continues to bring richness and vitality to everyday speech.
Read information about the authorLeo Calvin Rosten was born in Lodz, Russian Empire (now Poland) and died in New York City. He was a teacher and academic, but is best known as a humorist in the fields of scriptwriting, storywriting, journalism and Yiddish lexicography.
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