Reply Sun 28 Aug, 2011 09:39 pm
what does this expression mean?

"have you b'fuf ked"

My mom used to use that phrase
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jespah
 
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Reply Mon 29 Aug, 2011 05:55 am
@gary bykoff,
As you've probably determined by now, due to the difference in alphabets, transliteration spelling is all over the place with Yiddish. Plus you're dealing with a sentence that is part English-part Yiddish. It's entirely possible that the Yiddish sounds were corrupted or elided.

I tried the Yiddish-English dictionary and couldn't find anything, but you might want to attempt any number of alternative spellings, and see if you have any luck that way. Zal zein mit glick (good luck to you).
Foofie
 
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Reply Mon 29 Aug, 2011 09:51 am
@jespah,
I believe Polish Yiddish was different than Russian Yiddish.

Also, there were commonly used Yiddish phrases that really were impolite. No wonder no Yiddish was ever used at the Queen's Teas (a joke).

Personally, I would like to think American Jews are better known for speaking an educated English, which means they may still not be understood by the masses.
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maryb
 
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Reply Sat 6 Jul, 2013 07:46 pm
@gary bykoff,
I believe "b'fuf ked" means confused.
DavidKA
 
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Reply Mon 1 Aug, 2016 02:47 am
@maryb,
yep; or ' went nuts'
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