Thursday, May 31, 2012


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.


John Salmon said...

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?

miriam said...

I have noticed that. But my grandmother, from whom I learned Yiddish, didn't have much good to say about anyone.