John Edwards, though a thorough nogoodnik, is not guilty of any crime, as correctly decided by a jury of his peers.
But Jon Corzine is guilty; he is a gonif pure and simple.
Have you ever noticed that almost all Yiddish words that have made it into common usage (like "gonif")are put-downs? No idea what it means but it's interesting. Where would we be w/o sclep and sclemiel and noodgnik?
I have noticed that. But my grandmother, from whom I learned Yiddish, didn't have much good to say about anyone.
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