Verboticism: Zigele

Zigele

Created by: XMbIPb

Definition: v. To habitually object to and contradict other people's statements, especially if they include any facts or opinions. n. A person who finds fault what other people say no matter what it is, and lets them know it.

Pronunciation: /zi-ge-le/ (note: the stress is on the first vowel of the word)

Sentence: WOMAN No.1: “So I tell my Moishe: ‘Don’t climb up that ladder. You’re no spring chicken!’ And what does he tell me? He tells me: ‘I’m no spring chicken, but I still know how to change a light bulb!’ And I say: ‘Don’t change that light bulb. We will call Isak. He will change the light bulb.’ And what does my old ZIGELE say? He says: ‘Go away woman. I will change the light bulb!’ So now he’s a triple impotent, can you imagine?” WOMAN No.2: “A triple impotent? What is a triple impotent? How do you go from changing a light bulb to being a triple impotent?” WOMAN No.1: “Well he fell. I tell you, that ZIGELE fell off the ladder. It was a really bad fall. Oi, vei…” WOMAN no.2: “So what? What does it have to do with impotence? What is triple impotence?” WOMAN no.1: “Well… he was a regular impotent before, you know… except now he has two broken hands and he bit half his tongue off.”

Etymology: ZIGELE (fr. Yiddish) - a goat

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Comments: Zigele

Nosila - 2010-05-20: 17:55:00
So Moishe is now geschnecktigezoik? Oi, who knew! That story made me verklempt!