Meshuggenary: Celebrating the World of Yiddish

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Simon and Schuster, Sep 6, 2002 - Religion - 224 pages
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Maven, schmooze, schlock, kvetch, nosh: they're just a few of the Yiddish-origin words that have made their way into American dictionaries. Tracing the history of the Jewish lingua franca not only ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Payson R. Stevenshas worked as an artist, designer, and writer for thirty years. He and his wife live in Del Mar, California.

Barbara Ann Kipfer is a lexicographer, archaeologist, and the author of more than 25 books, including "How it Happens, 4,000 Questions for Getting to Know Anyone and Everyone, 14,000 Things to Be Happy About," and "The Order of Things,"
Sol Steinmetz is a well-known lexicographer and former editor-in-chief at Random House Reference.

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