Perhaps this person knows a single man and wants to play matchmaker. I agree that small talk is a barrier to really getting to know someone. Lots of wikipedians would have access to it through their university libraries' subscriptions to Oxford Reference Online. It seems several people disagree with me, though, if people would prefer it, the modern German equivalents could possibly be replaced with Middle High German examples, which would be a better example of a true source or origin. While Yiddish had a good deal of specific development, it was never discreet from other German varieties local or the standard. It has the advantage of being a really complete collection of foreign words that have entered into English without having a Yiddish bias the way a collection of Yinglish terms might.
It's possible he's just into women who are legitimate psychopaths. So, be humble, patient, and willing to wait for the good ones to open up. Small talk always happens in some sort of God-awful, unforeseen situation where you're stuck with someone you don't know very well and have to communicate for an indefinite period of time. I guess the litmus test is whether the words can be found in an English dictionary. Then, you seize onto any part of the information they have given you to expand the conversation.
In particular, it helps new acquaintances to explore and categorize each other's social position. Shtetl is a Yiddish word, it did not come to English from Southern German Städtl, so what's the point of this cf - simply to imply that Yiddish is not an independent language and all its vocabulary is ultimately borrowed from German, Hebrew or Polish? This made me stay away from people. It is also a way of getting to know someone with whom you are romantically interested. Especially before I've never said more than 20 words to you. In a parallel vein, German etymological dictionaries ought to provide relevant information about the path that some of the questioned terms may have taken through that language into the English vocabulary.
What I would say instead is that introverts and non-introverts can see small talk differently. Excluding women from minyans may now be a minority practice in the English-speaking world; and at any rate the definition of minyan in English is certainly not restricted to men. I wonder how many people are willing to read a full length book these days. Introverts recognize that small talk creates boundaries between people. Silence Instead of Small Talk In a poker game, a warm conversation can suddenly be halted when one of your opponents takes a look at his or her cards. It gives us direction of where to go deep without crossing lines.
Clearly, both Yiddish and German speakers will use words that they've heard used and that are familiar from their own background, regardless of whether the speaker is originally German- or Yiddish-speaking. People are Not brave enough to take conversational risks. In the play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw later the basis for My Fair Lady , Professor Henry Higgins makes a bet with another linguist that he can pass a flower seller Eliza Doolittle off as an upper class lad … y. I definitely find small talk boring, exhausting, draining, irritating, and downright idiotic. People with a deep narcissism love not only to be the center of attention, but also to pull others into this circle with inside information.
There are a few others, such as Yiddish Shmuck being related to the German word Schmuck jewels , where the borrowing took place along the same lines of the development of the term family jewels in English. In the first place, I was not the person who entered the section on the Aramaic origin. For example, people often accuse me of writing blog posts that are too long because they can take up to 15 minutes to read. However, not all sources agree that schmo is derived from schmuck. The burden of proof is not upon me to show that they came from Yiddish; the burden of proof is on me to show that credible sources say they came from Yiddish. I'm tempted to toss in some alphabetic sub-headings for navigational ease.
Perhaps it's possible to find out where the word is likely to come from by locating the area where it is in use and what ethnic groups have traditionally lived there? Some people become adept at sounding deep and meaningful while saying nothing. We all have moments when the impulse to fill the awkward silence arises. If someone you barely know is disclosing too much personal information or is piling on hateful gossip about people you two know with no seeming purpose, this is a red flag. Then write back as a follow up. And, how many of them are simply from German, not from Yiddish in particular? But somehow, even with all the confusion and disorder, we manage to develop systems. It appears in one of Rosten's Yinglish books probably under the spelling farblondzhet.
On the other hand, good conversation energiezes me. I used to attend potlucks, parties, and other social gatherings that my co-workers hosted. He is trying to be nice here. I generally dislike small talk, especially in a small group like six or seven around a dinner table and nobody gets up to move to a different area. If the shape beside a diagram of a shoe has the outer layer highlighted, that means the shoe is made of synthetic materials; if the shape beside … the shoe has the lining highlighted and the shape beside it is a diamond, that means the lining is synthetic. Oh yes, I totally get you there! When it comes to small talk about deep subjects, your relationship with the person will underscore the meaning behind the words.
Its this fealing of emptiness and loss of interest I get after about 2minutes of comunication with just about anyone. Give me an interesting person or two to talk with deeply, then I feel nourished and energized. I wouldn't be surprised if German schnorren is in fact borrowed from Yiddish, and Jeck could easily be a coincidental similarity, like Schmuck. All this small-talk almost vexed me more than the content it gave. The salient issue for this article is whether it is indeed Yiddish, or MikeMyersish.