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Horray for Yiddish! a book about English : a cheerful lexicon of Yiddish words which have become part of the English language, plus English words and phrases which have been transformed into Yinglish ... by Leo Calvin Rosten

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Published by Elm Tree in London .
Written in English


  • English language -- Foreign words and phrases -- Yiddish -- Dictionaries.,
  • Yiddish language -- Dictionaries.

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Edition Notes

Originally published, New York , Simon and Schuster, 1982.

LC ClassificationsPE1582.Y5
The Physical Object
Pagination363p. ;
Number of Pages363
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17242407M
ISBN 100241109442, 0241109469

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