Sunday, May 2, 2010

Yiddishology: How Good Is Your Yiddish? "Kenahora (Kanahora)" - Second of a Series

Today we return to The Tampa Jewish Community Center and Federation which has been testing the Yiddish vocabulary of its members on a weekly basis by videotaping "person in the street" interviews, similar to the "Jaywalking" sketches that Jay Leno has been doing for years and the "Jew Walking" video that we blogged about last October.

Random members of the community are asked the meaning of a common, usually funny sounding, Yiddish word, and their spontaneous reactions are videotaped for us to enjoy.

Last week we used their video to explain the meaning of the word shtipper, also pronounced shtupper.
  Today we return to uncover the meaning of kenahora, also spelled kanahora or kinahora.

Coming soon:  shlimazel, ungepatchket, shmiggege, tchotchkes, halevai, and balabusta.

Watch, laugh, and enjoy!