Saturday, February 25, 2017

Yiddish Vinkyl

Harold Ticktin translates the word fonfer as "someone who doesn’t deliver what he promises; a double-talker; a cheat" and gives this great example:  "'That fonfer will make you think black is white!' (Leo Rosten, “The New Joys of Yiddish,” Three Rivers Press, New York, N.Y.; 2001, p. 107)"

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