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  • "Oy" is shorthand for the last 5,000 years of Jewish history.

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  • Oy, which is Yiddish for woe, headache or pain in the patootee, which is what Christmas is to a lot of people.

    EllynAnne Geisel: Oy to the World

  • A smudge stick by the way -- because I can here you folks in the Midwest already moaning, "Oy, that is so California" -- is a festive bundle of herbs, mostly dried white sage.

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  • The market capitalization at the end of the review period was EUR 577.0 million, excluding the shares owned by the parent company and Ahlcorp Oy, which is a management ownership company.

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  • A Serious Man, the Coen Brothers 'film that so nimbly talked its way into the best picture Oscar race, could just as easily be titled Oy Vey, Circa 1967!

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  • The World IP Day main ceremony has beeen hosted by the Aalto University, in co-operation with the actual initiators of the event, the NBPR, Suomalaisten Keksij├Âiden Tukiyhdistys (an association for the support of Finnish inventors), and Headline Oy, which is the practical organizer.

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  • Sometimes I say "Oy," but I'm never convinced that I'm using it right.

    A Hanukkah (Chanukah?) 2010 wish from your goy best friend

  • The Moses Code is exactly the same as Morse Code, except with "Oy" and "Vey" replacing dots and dashes.

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  • Would a simple 'Oy' work here or do you need a head shake and an eye roll as well?

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  • Well they would say "Oy" if the Jews weren't driven out of the country by the anti-semitism of Chavez and his cronies.

    Obama, warmly clasping hands with Hugo Chavez.

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