Schmuck

For those of you who have delicate sensibilities, I want to clarify the use of the term schmuck. In the states, schmuck is a pretty common yiddish insult refering to an obnoxius, stupid, or foolish person. My favorite definition for this pejorative is ‘an innocent, gullible dolt.‘ Despite this offensive definition, the word schmuck is also simply the German word for jewelry! So, try to think about schmuck as a positive word, and forget the definition that you are probably more familiar with.

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