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March 22, 2000
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A Canadian lawmaker recently mispronounced the word “chutzpah” during a session of the country’s Parliament. Canada’s deputy prime minister, Herb Gray, immediately jumped to his feet and offered additional Yiddish words to describe the lawmaker’s question. “His questions are all gornisht,” or nothing, and “absolute narishkeit,” or foolishness, said Gray, who is Jewish.

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