OT: definition of chutzpah:


Chutzpah is a Yiddish word meaning gall, brazen nerve, effrontery, sheer guts plus arrogance;
It’s Yiddish and, as Leo Rosten writes, no other word and no other language can do it justice.
This example is better than 1,000 words…
THE ESSENCE OF CHUTZPAH…
A little old lady sold pretzels on a street corner for 25 cents each..
Every day a young man would leave his office building at lunch time, and as he passed the pretzel stand, he would leave her a quarter, but never take a pretzel.
This went on for more than 3 years.
The two of them never spoke.
One day, as the young man passed the old lady’s stand and left his quarter as usual, the pretzel lady spoke to him.
Without blinking an eye she said:
“They’re 35 cents now.”
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"Robatoy" wrote: ------------------------------------------------ Chutzpah is a Yiddish word meaning gall, brazen nerve, effrontery, sheer guts plus arrogance;
It’s Yiddish and, as Leo Rosten writes, no other word and no other language can do it justice.
This example is better than 1,000 words…
THE ESSENCE OF CHUTZPAH…
A little old lady sold pretzels on a street corner for 25 cents each..
Every day a young man would leave his office building at lunch time, and as he passed the pretzel stand, he would leave her a quarter, but never take a pretzel.
This went on for more than 3 years.
The two of them never spoke.
One day, as the young man passed the old lady’s stand and left his quarter as usual, the pretzel lady spoke to him.
Without blinking an eye she said:
“They’re 35 cents now.” --------------------------------------------------
Can certainly relate.
Had a customer who was the only member of his family to escape the camps and had the number to prove he was there.
On more than one occasion, would be greeted by, "Mister, what you got for Bernie?"
He was truly a piece of work.
Lew
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Another definition, a family heirloom of sorts : A man saw a lady and her son walking near the surf. All of a sudden a huge waved touched shore and grabbed the boy and swept him to sea. The man, at great personal risk, braved the surf and rescued the boy, pulling him to shore. The woman ran over, hugged her son, then looked up at the stranger and said “He had a hat.”
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That was really funny. Thanks for the yucks, I know I'm going to use that one at work. Marc
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On Mon, 14 Dec 2009 18:08:59 -0800 (PST), the infamous marc rosen

Here's another one for work, but only if you're a Republican. ;)
The Fisherman
A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered her altitude and spotted a man in a trout stream fly fishing below. She shouted to him, 'Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am.'
The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, 'You're in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above a ground elevation of 2346 feet above sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude.'
She rolled her eyes and said, 'You must be a Republican.'
'I am,' replied the bass fisherman. 'How did you know?'
'Well,' answered the balloonist, ' everything you told me is technically correct, but I have no idea what to do with your information, and I'm still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help to me.'
The man smiled and responded, 'You must be a Democrat.'
'I am,' replied the balloonist. 'How did you know?'
'Well,' said the fly fisherman, 'you don't know where you are or where you are going. You've risen to where you are, due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise that you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me to solve your problem. You're in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but, somehow, now it's my fault.'
-- Every day above ground is a Good Day(tm). -----------
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Hutzpah is
the ability - and willingness to defecate on someone's doorstep then ring the door bell and demand toilet paper
Hutzpah is to borrow someone's watch tell them the time don't guarantee that it is the correct time charge the person for telling them the time and perhaps return the watch (also the definition of a Consultant)
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charlie b wrote:

Also the definition of an adolescent with no raising.
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Gerald Ross
Cochran, GA
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Oy vey !!
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Adolescent? Raisens?
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I thought of it as the child who murders his parents, then begs for the mercy of the court because he's an orphan.
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Nonny

ELOQUIDIOT (n) A highly educated, sophisticated,
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Robatoy wrote:

http://lilysussman.wordpress.com/2009/11/30/im-sorry-but-we-blew-up-your-laptop-welcome-to-israel /
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Morris Dovey
DeSoto Solar
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