Now we just say the F-word. It is easy to escalate an argument when there is cursing and bad words, but when faced with a really great proverb, it can be silencing. Like Yiddish itself which has so many different words for idiot, there are a multitude of insults and observations about someone's mental deficiencies.
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The Dictionary of Popular Yiddish Words, Phrases, and Proverbs by Fred Kogos Yiddish, born in the eleventh century, has been an international language of the Jewish people ever since. At least ten million people speak Yiddish, and the tongue is so universal that it has become a linguistic passport in much of the world.