The Joys of Yinglish
The author of The Joys of Yiddish presents an entertaining look at "Yinglish"--the term used to decribe Yiddish words which have become part of the English language (i.e".shlumph"). "A celebration of scholarship, humor, and linguistic anthropology".--William F. Buckley, Jr.
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