chai2
 
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Reply Tue 27 Oct, 2020 10:54 am
@snood,
snood wrote:

Please ‘splain that one to the Yiddish challenged amongst us (me).


Oy gevalt is pretty much the same as saying "oy vey"

Basically saying Woe is me.

However, you know, driving a Volt....
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 27 Oct, 2020 11:31 am
@chai2,
Quote:
Oy is the Yiddish equivalent of “oh” and gevalt means “violence” or “force.” Thus, oy gevalt (“oh violence”) would be a cry for help in an emergency.

It has further been expanded to be an expression of wonder at anything disastrous. It is perfectly normal to say, “Oy gevalt, my cake flopped again!” even though there is no violence and not much of an emergency.
Chabad.org
chai2
 
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Reply Tue 27 Oct, 2020 01:04 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Well, that's certainly one meaning that you cherry picked Walter.

Generally though, people don't mean it in the way you are saying and has nothing to do with violence.
snood
 
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Reply Tue 27 Oct, 2020 01:10 pm
@chai2,
chai2 wrote:

Well, that's certainly one meaning that you cherry picked Walter.

Generally though, people don't mean it in the way you are saying and has nothing to do with violence.


So, enlighten...
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chai2
 
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Reply Tue 27 Oct, 2020 02:38 pm
@chai2,
I already did snood.


chai2 wrote:

snood wrote:

Please ‘splain that one to the Yiddish challenged amongst us (me).


Oy gevalt is pretty much the same as saying "oy vey"

Basically saying Woe is me.

However, you know, driving a Volt....

snood
 
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Reply Tue 27 Oct, 2020 03:36 pm
@chai2,
chai2 wrote:

I already did snood.


chai2 wrote:

snood wrote:

Please ‘splain that one to the Yiddish challenged amongst us (me).


Oy gevalt is pretty much the same as saying "oy vey"

Basically saying Woe is me.


However, you know, driving a Volt....




Oy, sorry.
Roberta
 
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Reply Tue 27 Oct, 2020 03:40 pm
From my perspective, there are four degrees of oy.

1. Just plain oy. Could be considered "oh, no' I tripped on a pebble in the garden.

2. Oy vey. might be considered an uh oh. More serious than oy. "I tripped and then I fell."

3.Oy gevalt. The third degree of seriousness for oy. They're taking me to the hospital. They think my leg is broken.

4. Oy abruch. (Abruch rhymes with truck with the final ch sounds like the ch in Chanukah.) .This means Oh, God. Although m;y grandmother could and did out oy anybody, she rarely used this one. This is a serious oy. We're gonna have to amputate that let.
chai2
 
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Reply Tue 27 Oct, 2020 04:26 pm
@snood,
snood wrote:





Oy, sorry.


Laughing Laughing
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chai2
 
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Reply Tue 27 Oct, 2020 04:28 pm
@Roberta,
Roberta wrote:

From my perspective, there are four degrees of oy.




Is that anything like 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon?

Oy, I guess Bacon would be a very unpopular last name.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Tue 27 Oct, 2020 04:32 pm
@chai2,

only if you keep kosher...
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ander111
 
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Reply Sat 14 Nov, 2020 02:25 am
@Roberta,
As someone who had Jewish grandparents, and is still in contact with Jewish cousins, I can confirm that Jewish culture is brimming with wit, warmth, irony and generosity. It completely flummoxes me how anyone could object to it, much less persecute it.
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