Why Polish? Check your Yiddish translation - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ben
    • 17.12.12 | 06:17 (IST)

    The Yiddish word "Weib" (plural: "Weiber") is a less than flattering word for a woman. The closest word in English is "broad" or perhaps "wench". However, there is absolutely no connection to anything Polish. Why is this expression translated here as referring to "Polish wenches"? Grab a dictionary!

    from the article: Outgoing FM Lieberman apologizes after insulting Israel's top three female politicians
    First published 16:29 16.12.12 | Last updated 16:29 16.12.12
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