Posts Tagged ‘Yiddish’

Oy Vey Iz Mir! (Limerick)

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Oy Vey Iz Mir!
By Madeleine Begun Kane

The gist of the Yiddish “oy vey”
Is nothing like “hip hip hooray.”
At times it is mere
Annoyance that’s here,
And at other times utter dismay.

Employee Blues

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Employee Blues
By Madeleine Begun Kane

A hard-working woman named May
Was employed at a very low pay.
And to make matters worse,
Her boss stole her purse.
How is that for bad fortune! Oy Vey!

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