by Marjorie Gottlieb Wolfe
“Are Yentas, Kibitzers, & Tummlers Weapons of Mass Instruction? Yiddish Trivia.”
DID YOU KNOW THAT:
. There are more than 300 Yiddish and Hebrew words all officially acceptable in Scrabble?
. A 1997 Elderhostel course was titled, “Dress British, Think Yiddish”?
. Molly Picon taught Kate Smith and Carol Channing to sing in Yiddish?
. Billy Crystal (“700 Sundays”) said that “Yiddish is a combinaton of German and phlegm?
. In show business, a “shtick” is a special bit of acting? The great Flydini is a hysterial Steve Martin “shtick.”