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Yiddish with George and Laura
January 18, 2007 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
January 18, 2007
Join us for a reading and discussion with the authors of Yiddish with George and Laura, Ellis Weiner and Barbara Davilman. Book signing and reception to follow.
Yiddish with George and Laura tells the story of the farshtunkiner family’s birthday bash at WASP headquarters in Kennebunkport, Maine. See what happens when the Bush’s are able to express themselves in the mame-loshen. Oy, if only their English was so good!
ongeshtopt mit gelt (AHNG-gih-shtopt mit GELT, where both g’s are hard)
colloq. phrase. Lit., “Stuffed with money.” Rich, wealthy, “rolling in it.”
“Listen, if the United States is so ongeshtopt mit gelt that we can spend ten billion dollars a month to fight the insurgents in Iraq, why can’t we just pay them five billion a month to stop shooting each other already? That’s called diplomacy.”
Click here to see the popular animation of the book, with a link to a press conference where George W. Bush discusses his feelings on the book.
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