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Offline k a rl h e nn i ng

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« Reply #320 on: May 03, 2013, 04:04:05 AM »
(* chortle *)

How are you doing, Paul?
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« Reply #321 on: May 03, 2013, 04:14:41 AM »
Paul?

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« Reply #322 on: May 03, 2013, 06:35:10 AM »
Lethevich. Still feel quite bad and embarrassed about some stupid PMs I sent her.

Her messages were always so positive, uplifting and funny.

Well, good for you for writing that!

I receive e-mails here at school from meshuga parents, who should apologize for their screeds, but never do of course.

Like their children, they are always right and so never need to make amends!
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #323 on: May 03, 2013, 08:41:07 AM »
I receive e-mails here at school from meshuga parents,
This is a word that needs to be used more frequently.
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« Reply #324 on: May 03, 2013, 08:44:27 AM »
Four young men in direst need of a laxative, eh?
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #325 on: May 03, 2013, 08:44:37 AM »
If I go missing, no one will notice. Until... until someone thinks: Hey! Is Kimi in grade school now?
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« Reply #326 on: May 03, 2013, 09:06:54 AM »
Four young men in direst need of a laxative, eh?
That would explain so much.  :D

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« Reply #327 on: May 03, 2013, 11:51:34 AM »

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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #328 on: May 03, 2013, 01:56:27 PM »
This is a word that needs to be used more frequently.
 8)


usage note: the adjectival form of the word is more properly meshugeneh; as a noun it should be mishegoss.

Most people think of it as being a Yiddish word, but it's actually one of many Hebrew words Yiddish took over whole and intact.  Tochis is another, although the meaning has changed:  it's the Ashkenazic pronounciation of the Hebrew word being "under" (and often transliterated according to its Sefardic pronounciation, tachat, in that context); the popular usage testifies to Jewish preference for euphemisms.

And I too miss Lethevich, who is one of those people who never inflicts mishegoss on other people.

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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #329 on: May 03, 2013, 08:35:49 PM »

Makeup wearing clowns!  >:D

All black metal bands should watch Detroit Metal City...


That would explain so much.  :D
Well, the constant quest to find the brown note, for one.


Interestingly, because of Karl's "young men" remark, I looked up their ages, and they are younger than I thought- mid 40s. Surprising because I know they started the band the year I was born (1987), but didn't know they were so young (Thordendal was 17, for example).

It was good to see these guys a few months ago...





usage note: the adjectival form of the word is more properly meshugeneh;
Funny... I think my brother mispronounced it like this- and it happens to be the real word. His innate Jewishness is coming out...  :D

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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #330 on: May 04, 2013, 04:29:22 AM »
My criteria for knowing a Yiddish word:

Did Mel Brooks say it?
- If yes, I know it.
- If no...

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« Reply #331 on: May 04, 2013, 08:38:06 AM »
meshuga parents

I hadn't seen this word in English before, but it's more or less common in Dutch, spelled 'mesjogge' (pronounced as 'muhshoghuh'). A couple of hundreds of these loanwords entered Dutch via de Jewish community of Amsterdam, especially, and many of them are so common that no-one recognizes their Yiddish or Hebrew origin.
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #332 on: May 04, 2013, 12:24:20 PM »
My criteria for knowing a Yiddish word:

Did Mel Brooks say it?
- If yes, I know it.
- If no...

An oldie (dating from when I was a kid), but a goodie is Leo Rosten's Joys of Yiddish, in which you'll find  American Yiddish as it was spoken in the mid 20th century, the era when it had the most influence on American entertainment.   Plus loads of jokes illustrating the American Jewish culture in the same era.

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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #333 on: May 04, 2013, 06:34:37 PM »
I'll say it again, I miss my buddy Sid. He was such a knowledgeable member and really absorbed the music he listened to. Not only this but he was always pleasant to talk with and didn't judge or belittle me like some members here tend to do.
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #334 on: May 17, 2013, 12:30:59 AM »
I'll say it again, I miss my buddy Sid. He was such a knowledgeable member and really absorbed the music he listened to. Not only this but he was always pleasant to talk with and didn't judge or belittle me like some members here tend to do.
Well I wonder where you are? From posting each hour to being silent for a week without hints of a coming vacation makes me slightly curious.
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« Reply #335 on: May 17, 2013, 12:44:42 AM »
Well I wonswe where you are? From posting each hour to being silent for a week without hints of a coming vacation makes me slightly curious.
John's moved to Talk Classical, and doesn't plan returning here.
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #336 on: May 17, 2013, 12:49:09 AM »
John's moved to Talk Classical, and doesn't plan returning here.

You mean the place he said he won't go back to, after joining GMG?
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« Reply #337 on: May 17, 2013, 01:05:22 AM »
You mean the place he said he won't go back to, after joining GMG?
Yes....
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #338 on: May 17, 2013, 01:07:35 AM »
John's moved to Talk Classical, and doesn't plan returning here.
Anybody know why? No indication in his posts.....

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« Reply #339 on: May 17, 2013, 01:20:12 AM »
Anybody know why? No indication in his posts.....

He felt that there are more folks with similar tastes, and his old friend Sid. And other stuff, too...
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