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amother




Firebrick


Post  Tue, Jul 10 2018, 6:40 pm
I’ve been on imamother for many years and its just now that I’m seeing this word. Punkt. What does it mean? How is it used?
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amother




Mauve


Post  Tue, Jul 10 2018, 6:42 pm
I think it's like punk. Like punk rock?
Or maybe it's short for punctured!
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mommy3b2c









  


Post  Tue, Jul 10 2018, 6:44 pm
It means exactly.
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amother




Lime


Post  Tue, Jul 10 2018, 6:45 pm
It sort of means what a coincidence. In the other thread the OP wrote that she just started bc and punkt her kid starting getting sick. Like it just happened to happen right at the same time.
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thunderstorm









  


Post  Tue, Jul 10 2018, 6:45 pm
It's a Yiddish word meaning . Exactly or on point. from the word Punktlach.
So when someone says this Punkt happened, she means it just happened exactly this time etc.
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amother




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Post  Tue, Jul 10 2018, 6:46 pm
mommy3b2c wrote:
It means exactly.

Gotcha, thanks. But it doesnt make sense in this OP. Or its just used with incorrect english? https://www.imamother.com/foru.....p?t=342794
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daagahminayin









  


Post  Tue, Jul 10 2018, 6:47 pm
Is it related to the word “punctual”?
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amother




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Post  Tue, Jul 10 2018, 6:47 pm
amother wrote:
It sort of means what a coincidence. In the other thread the OP wrote that she just started bc and punkt her kid starting getting sick. Like it just happened to happen right at the same time.

It means what a coincidence? Are you sure? Other poster said it means exactly.
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mommy3b2c









  


Post  Tue, Jul 10 2018, 6:50 pm
amother wrote:
It means what a coincidence? Are you sure? Other poster said it means exactly.


Because people say,

Punkt when I left the house, the baby started crying.

In other words, what a coincidence that the baby started crying exactly when I left the house.

Is that explanation clearer?
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thunderstorm









  


Post  Tue, Jul 10 2018, 6:50 pm
amother wrote:
It means what a coincidence? Are you sure? Other poster said it means exactly.


Some people use it instead of the word "just".
" Just when I was leaving the house the baby began to cry"
"Punkt when I was leaving the house the baby began to cry"
Meaning "exactly when"
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amother




Wine


Post  Tue, Jul 10 2018, 6:50 pm
amother wrote:
It means what a coincidence? Are you sure? Other poster said it means exactly.


it doesn't mean 'what a coincidence'.

in that post - read it as - from the exact point in time when I went on BC my child got ill.
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mommy3b2c









  


Post  Tue, Jul 10 2018, 6:51 pm
thunderstorm wrote:
Some people use it instead of the word "just".
" Just when I was leaving the house the baby began to cry"
"Punkt when I was leaving the house the baby began to cry"
Meaning "exactly when"


Lol. We used the same example😀
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amother




Lime


Post  Tue, Jul 10 2018, 6:55 pm
amother wrote:
it doesn't mean 'what a coincidence'.

in that post - read it as - from the exact point in time when I went on BC my child got ill.


You're right. I stand corrected.

When translated into proper English, saying punkt doesn't really quite match up to the way it does in Yiddish.
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thunderstorm









  


Post  Tue, Jul 10 2018, 6:58 pm
mommy3b2c wrote:
Lol. We used the same example😀

That's funny! Great minds think alike😊
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amother




Firebrick


Post  Tue, Jul 10 2018, 7:00 pm
Ok got it. Is it new Yoddish slang? A suddenly trendy term?
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cnc









  


Post  Tue, Jul 10 2018, 7:01 pm
amother wrote:
Ok got it. Is it new Yoddish slang? A suddenly trendy term?


Definitely not trendy Smile
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amother




Wine


Post  Tue, Jul 10 2018, 7:03 pm
amother wrote:
You're right. I stand corrected.

When translated into proper English, saying punkt doesn't really quite match up to the way it does in Yiddish.


Smile

its kinda of like mamash that way.
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amother




Amethyst


Post  Tue, Jul 10 2018, 7:03 pm
And in chasidishe pronounciation we say it "pinkt."

Like Pink Fridge, only no fridge + a "t" at the end.
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ra_mom









  


Post  Tue, Jul 10 2018, 7:04 pm
You've been punked! Wink
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thunderstorm









  


Post  Tue, Jul 10 2018, 7:09 pm
amother wrote:
Ok got it. Is it new Yoddish slang? A suddenly trendy term?

Not new, but I've noticed lots of yeshivish women using that word lately in conversation. I've noticed it a few times at work, on Imamother and just speaking to people.
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