These Yiddish Curses Are Pretty Epic – Kveller
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These Yiddish Curses Are Pretty Epic

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Cursing in another language, for whatever reason, always has this mysterious appeal. Perhaps it’s because we think most other people won’t understand us–or perhaps it’s just the tantalizing affect of saying bad words in another language.

Recently, the Facebook page We Are The Jews posted a photo of Yiddish curses translated to English, and they’re pretty incredible. These phrases definitely aren’t for the faint-hearted. Here are some of my favorites below:

A ruech in dayn zeydn arayn – May your grandfather be possessed by a demon.

A shtreck dir ofyn halda – A rope around your neck.

A shvartz yor – A black year.

A rud zol dir ariber iber dee gehirn – May a wheel run over your skull.

Check out the rest here:

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