Thursday, March 09, 2006

The Meaning of Tingo

I tried this quiz at the Guardian in which you’re invited to guess at the meaning of weird and wonderful foreign words.

I’m not very good at this.

"You scored 2 out of a possible 10.
Terrible. Only Yiddish can do justice to the paucity of your knowledge.
In future, when someone calls you a shmutte, a schlump, a nar, a tam, a tipesh a bulcan or a shmenge, you’ll at least know that they’re referring to the fact that you’re a fool."

2 comments:

Paula said...

LOL, Rob, I scored 4 and was called incompetent to say the least.

Rob Mackenzie said...

Heh. I don't feel quite so bad. 4 sounds like a good score to me.