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What is The Yiddish Language?

by Nikita Billett in Ethnicity, July 20, 2012

One of the most curious languages in the world, Yiddish, is the language spoken by the Jewish people practically all over the world. Before World War II eight million Jews spoke or at least understood Yiddish.

A Bissel (Little) Yiddish

by mysterylady in Ethnicity, June 13, 2012

The Yiddish language is full of descriptive, interesting words; some of them are becoming "Americanized", Here are a few of my favorites, their definitions and their use in a sentence.

Piccadilly Palare

by MJ Sunderland in Languages, January 10, 2011

Palare or Polari is a form of cant slang used in London by actors, circus performers and criminals. It has also been adopted by gay culture, where it forms a secret language allowing users to discuss their sexual identity. The term is derived from the Italian parlare, ‘to talk’. The origins of Palare are obscure, but it can be traced back to the 19th century.

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