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A Bissel ‘Kvetch’ Goes a Long Way

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts/article/a_bissel_kvetch_goes_a_long_way_20050930

Wex analyzes the many ways that Yiddish -- a language that has perfected the art of the curse while experiencing deep discomfort with praise -- developed a strategy to deal with those rare times when a Yiddish Jew (henceforth, the "Yid") has nothing negative, nasty or bitter to say.

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