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  • The latter are designated in Yiddish by the form trepverter which may be more current in America than its German parent and hence the source of Mr. Slobodkin's misinformation.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VI No 1 1979


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  • Yiddish. "It means words that came too late. Literally translated, it means 'stairwords' -- a riposte you only think of when you're on your way out." (via)

    August 12, 2010