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amother




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Post Wed, Aug 31 2022, 9:03 pm
So I sent my son off to Yeshiva and he now speaks like a yeshiva; that is, now his every sentence is peppered with yeshivishisms and Yiddish words. He grada didn't know a single Yiddish word when he left my house. But he zicher picked up the shprach really fast.

It's okay, I chap what he's saying, most of the time, that is, when he doesn't mumble, which is the rest of the time. Do all yeshiva boys mumble, or is my son extra special?

So, I get the lingo because I punkt married a yeshiva guy as well, and I picked it up over the years. But my yeshiva guy, when he talks to me, doesn't confuse me with his chavrusa, unlike my son.

My dear yeshiva bachur son calls me almost every night to tell me how much he loves me. Haha, just kidding. He calls to tell me he needs more socks, and, efsher a few more hangers. Look, if he is asking for hangers, lechoyra, that's a good thing, right?

Today he called to tell me that his special mechanical pencil broke, and he needs a new one. And no, the cheap Bic mechanical pencils won't do. They don't work for writing notes in the gemara. This will be the third time this year. I mamish love that boy.

The nekuda is that we talk often and I know that he takes this very seriously.

Anyway, the reason I'm writing now is to be moydia anyone who is interested that there is a NEW Word that yeshiva boys now must use to join the club of emesa, shtark yeshivish speakers. ( I know none of you are trying to join the club, but, many of you are mothers, grandmothers or mothers-in-law of said yeshiva boys, and you need to know about this word in order to be able to understand your choshuva bochurim. )

Without further ado- The word is "KREECH". It means "bother" .
Example: "I ate the pizza cold because it was too much of a kreech to warm it up. "
Another Example: "I didn't change my linen all z'man because it's a kreech."

I think it's new anyway. I never heard this from my husband. I never heard it used anywhere, from anyone, before my son. At first I thought it was only my son using this meshunadiga word (which literally means to climb in yiddish,) but then I heard my neighbor's son saying kreech in every other sentence as well, and that's when I realized that, aderaba, it's a real thing. And, pashtus, it's here to stay.

Someone should let Abie Rottenberg know that this word needs to be added to the song.

And for those of you who don't have sons in yeshiva yet, (halevai soon,) file this info away because you're going to need it. Your son won't bother explaining the term to you. It's too much of a kreech.

You're welcome.
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iyar




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Aug 31 2022, 9:07 pm
Shkoiach!
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amother




Navy
 

Post Wed, Aug 31 2022, 9:07 pm
Haha this is cute! Your a good writer!
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BrisketBoss




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Aug 31 2022, 9:08 pm
Hilarious!!
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behappy2




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Aug 31 2022, 9:11 pm
LOL
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hodeez




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Aug 31 2022, 9:12 pm
You set my sefardi brain ablaze LOL
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DustyDiamonds




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Aug 31 2022, 9:15 pm
Lol! If only this was short enough to text my Yeshiva boys! They grada don’t have WhatsApp or email.

Eta. Would you please post a link to the fancy pencil for Gemara writing? I’m always looking for things to send my boys in Yeshiva, but they always seem to have enough linen, deodorant, laundry detergent, toiletries, and anything else I offer!
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amother




RosePink
 

Post Wed, Aug 31 2022, 9:18 pm
LOL LOL LOL
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tryinghard




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Aug 31 2022, 9:23 pm
This was amazing - exactly what I needed tonight! A groisa shkoyach!
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amother




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Post Wed, Aug 31 2022, 9:28 pm
DustyDiamonds wrote:


Eta. Would you please post a link to the fancy pencil for Gemara writing? I’m always looking for things to send my boys in Yeshiva, but they always seem to have enough linen, deodorant, laundry detergent, toiletries, and anything else I offer!


Here's the link: Pentel GraphGear 1000 Automatic Drafting Pencil (0.3mm), Black Accents, 1 Each (PG1013G) https://a.co/d/7mtM3LH

He is makpid to only use .03mm lead.
You sound like a really nice mommy that you always offer to send them stuff. Just saying.
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DustyDiamonds




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Aug 31 2022, 9:32 pm
amother OP wrote:
Here's the link: Pentel GraphGear 1000 Automatic Drafting Pencil (0.3mm), Black Accents, 1 Each (PG1013G) https://a.co/d/7mtM3LH

He is makpid to only use .03mm lead.
You sound like a really nice mommy that you always offer to send them stuff. Just saying.


Shkoiach!

Shoin, it’s ordered to his Yeshiva address. He’s the kind of kid who will appreciate it; I wish I could PM you to let you know how he likes it! But adarabah, I respect that you want to shtel tzu as amother!
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amother




Amethyst
 

Post Wed, Aug 31 2022, 9:39 pm
I'm rolling!!!!!!!!!!!
(Just btw my brothers have been using the word kreech for months already!)
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hodeez




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Aug 31 2022, 9:40 pm
Is it ch like beach or challah?
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amother




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Post Wed, Aug 31 2022, 9:44 pm
hodeez wrote:
Is it ch like beach or challah?


Like challa.
Kreech rhymes with Ich, as in "ich veis?" Which is another phrase that he uses in literally every sentence.

Eta: oops, sorry, you said you're Sefardi. Ich veis is loosely translated as "uh...." when it's sprinkled in every sentence. (IOW, it's meaningless.)
Literally, it means "I know? " as in "who knows?" . But practically they will say something like, "There are -ich veis- three guys in my shiur who give haircuts, but MY barber only charges- ich veis- two dollars." Then I ask him, "Does he do a decent job?" And he said, "ich veis? For two dollars, you can't go wrong. Lechoyra."
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PeanutMama




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Aug 31 2022, 9:44 pm
Love it!!! 😅
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amother




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Post Wed, Aug 31 2022, 9:47 pm
amother Amethyst wrote:
I'm rolling!!!!!!!!!!!
(Just btw my brothers have been using the word kreech for months already!)


Months! Oy, you should have written this PSA months ago. Think of all the poor imamothers who couldn't understand what their sons were going on about. ( I love it how they just say it with a straight face...)
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boat




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Aug 31 2022, 9:56 pm
Lol my coworker often uses that word and I never new what it meant until now. Thanks for the psa!
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amother




Milk
 

Post Wed, Aug 31 2022, 9:58 pm
In Yiddish, this is how the word is used in a sentence:
"s'kreeched af mein nerven"

Literally translated: it's creeping in my nerves
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amother




Green
 

Post Wed, Aug 31 2022, 10:01 pm
This is awesome!!! (I think I've heard this word since the day I was born, but then again, I live in Lakewood Very Happy Very Happy )
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BH Yom Yom




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Aug 31 2022, 10:02 pm
Takkeh a chashuve chelek of the yeshivishe shprach! A groisse shkoyach, OP!
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