For the better part of my childhood I liberally used Yiddish insults and similar phrases in everyday speech. You know, terms such as “schmuck,” “putz,” “schmendrick” and “chutzpah.”
To this day I use the initials “FEH” when I log a video game high score.
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I grew up in the 2T and knew a grand total of zero Jews during my childhood. How the the hell did I pick this habit up?
Why, Mad magazine of course.