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Monday, April 4, 2011

Important clarifications


". . . a geek is clumsier than a nerd, who is less single-minded than a wonk and less obsessively studious than a grind — they overlap in many respects." (Read more: http://forward.com/articles/136405/#ixzz1HXMFJoLb)



The opening theme song of the Laverne & Shirley sitcom started with these words:

"One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.
Schlemiel, schlemazel, hasenfeffer incorporated.
We're gonna do it!
Give us any chance, we'll take it.
Give us any rule, we'll break it.
We're gonna make our dreams come true. "
(See and hear it.)

A schlemiel is the putz who spills the soup in the lap of the schlemazel.

Hasenfeffer (or hasenpfeffer) is a German stew made from rabbit or hare.

CLICK for the difference between rabbits and hares. Bugs Bunny may be either a rabbit or a hare, or a combination.


Putz and schmuck are Yiddish words that mean both penis and fool.



Top photo from http://www.enginerdiness.com/



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1 comment:

  1. Thanks. It's good to see you post some important and serious information for a change.

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