i keep hearing my Jewish friends call each other that. Im goy, should I toss it around?
So is bubbe the Jewish equivilent of "dude"?
|by Anonymous||reply 29||02/02/2013|
It's more like the Yiddish equivalent of "dear" or "honey" or "sweetie."
|by Anonymous||reply 1||02/02/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 2||02/02/2013|
Bube is the German for 'lad'. Also 'knave' on playing cards.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||02/02/2013|
"Bubbe" is the Yiddish word for "Grandmother"
|by Anonymous||reply 4||02/02/2013|
R3 that word was used about 70 years ago. bubbe is a yiddish tearm of endearment, like R2 said
|by Anonymous||reply 5||02/02/2013|
"i keep hearing my Jewish friends call each other that."
So where in Boca are you?
|by Anonymous||reply 6||02/02/2013|
Fail R6. That wasn't funny five years ago and still isn't.
Bubbe is Yiddish for grandmother and Zayde is Yiddish for grandfather. They are not terms you would use on anybody else other than your Jewish grandparents.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||02/02/2013|
R7, I have a friend who calls people bubbe all the time. They are not his grandmother.
"How are you doing, bubbe ?"
|by Anonymous||reply 8||02/02/2013|
Yes, bubbe is grandmother...and a term of endearment. I hear it a lot.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||02/02/2013|
"That wasn't funny five years ago and still isn't. Bubbe is Yiddish for grandmother"
Who said it was funny? Oy, such a tsuris. You made my point painfully explicit by defining bubbe.
OP's hearing may need to be checked, since he's likely hearing people say "bubbelah"--which is a Yiddish term of endearment like "darling" in English
|by Anonymous||reply 10||02/02/2013|
I don't have time for this mishigas!
|by Anonymous||reply 11||02/02/2013|
Perhaps you, or the person you heard speaking are confusing Bubbe, with bubbela. Bubbe is grandma, Bubbela is a term of endearment, like sweetie.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||02/02/2013|
"Bub" is a short for "bubbelah." THAT may be what OP's hearing.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||02/02/2013|
Maybe what they were calling each other was "Bubba"... a Southern term of endearment.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||02/02/2013|
Bubbe means grandma.
Maybe these kids are shortening bubbelah?
|by Anonymous||reply 16||02/02/2013|
I just picture George Costanza's mother whenever I hear someone say "bubbe" or "bubble". You can't get away with that unless you're 70 with hot orange hair.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||02/02/2013|
I once asked an acquaintance who was half-Filipina about the term "flip". She advised me not to use it (as a white person), although flips themselves seem to use it often.
Just use "dude" with Jewish folks - trust me, they'll "get" it!
|by Anonymous||reply 19||02/02/2013|
[quote]I have a jewish friend who says that, and it makes my skin crawl everytime I hear it. Nothing like trying to assimilate into the culture, friend.
Honey? Don't be such a schmuck. Lot's of foreign words are now part of English, including many yiddish words, and "the culture" is multiculture. Go back to the 1950s.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||02/02/2013|
I have jewih friend too. Have't heard him use that word but I love hearing him tell me how he prays for my soul. I think it's sweet. His parents and their Church ( I went once!)are a different story. Dumped me as soon they found out I was gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||02/02/2013|
"I just picture George Costanza's mother"
Why? The Costanzas are Latvian Orthodox, not Jewish.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||02/02/2013|
There are a lot of things wrong with R21's post.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||02/02/2013|
I'm not totally sure but I think R-21 is sort of parodying some idiot who started a thread just like that recently. Of course, R-21 could be that idiot.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||02/02/2013|
R23, Yes I said jewish church. I am not jewish myself. It seemed like church to me. I still think it's great he prays for me though.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||02/02/2013|
OP & R23 goyishe kop
|by Anonymous||reply 26||02/02/2013|
Maybe they're saying "bubele" (darling boy). That's what my Bubbe and Zaydah used to call me.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||02/02/2013|
When you say "Jewish," do you mean religious or cultural. Because most Jews I know aren't religious. They're just obsessed with the cultural aspect of it - well, at least in LA, because it has some inflated importance here.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||02/02/2013|
What a liar, R21.
Jews don't go to "church."
|by Anonymous||reply 29||02/02/2013|