Thursday, July 07, 2005

Mishagas

I have to post something to kick off this blog, so I'll write about my favorite Yiddish word: mishagas

According to the bergen.org common yiddish words site mishagas means "craziness." But it's really much more than that.

It's like craziness, absurdity, insanity, stupidity and bedlam all rolled into one. And you can use it for just about everything.

e.g.
Q: Did you go to the Haight St. fair?
A: No way, I can't deal with that mishagas.

There are other great common yiddish words, but none quite as useful as mishagas.



2 comments:

scottk said...

'Bout time you had a blog, jg. Congrats. Good luck with all the mishagas.

Anonymous said...

yay for the blog, but for all us non-geeks, what exactly is a blog? lauren bagel