Monday, August 01, 2005

Yiddish Lesson of the Day: Bupkus

In Yiddish, bupkus means nothing. A friend said this when I asked her what this Yiddish word meant after seeing someone else say that a specific person "knew bupkus."

Bupkus means nada means dipshit. ;-)

Another Yiddish word added to my file. At NYU, I've had a considerable number of Jewish professors who say Yiddish words here and there. So, I've become interested in learning what these outburts meant during lectures and discussions.