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So is bubbe the Jewish equivilent of "dude"?

i keep hearing my Jewish friends call each other that. Im goy, should I toss it around?

by Anonymousreply 2902/02/2013

It's more like the Yiddish equivalent of "dear" or "honey" or "sweetie."

by Anonymousreply 102/02/2013


by Anonymousreply 202/02/2013

Bube is the German for 'lad'. Also 'knave' on playing cards.

by Anonymousreply 302/02/2013

"Bubbe" is the Yiddish word for "Grandmother"

by Anonymousreply 402/02/2013

R3 that word was used about 70 years ago. bubbe is a yiddish tearm of endearment, like R2 said

by Anonymousreply 502/02/2013

"i keep hearing my Jewish friends call each other that."

So where in Boca are you?

by Anonymousreply 602/02/2013

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 Anonymousreply 702/02/2013

R7, I have a friend who calls people bubbe all the time. They are not his grandmother.

"How are you doing, bubbe ?"

by Anonymousreply 802/02/2013

Yes, bubbe is grandmother...and a term of endearment. I hear it a lot.

by Anonymousreply 902/02/2013

"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 Anonymousreply 1002/02/2013

I don't have time for this mishigas!

by Anonymousreply 1102/02/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1202/02/2013

"Bub" is a short for "bubbelah." THAT may be what OP's hearing.

by Anonymousreply 1302/02/2013

Maybe what they were calling each other was "Bubba"... a Southern term of endearment.

by Anonymousreply 1502/02/2013

Bubbe means grandma.

Maybe these kids are shortening bubbelah?

by Anonymousreply 1602/02/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1802/02/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1902/02/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 2002/02/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2102/02/2013

"I just picture George Costanza's mother"

Why? The Costanzas are Latvian Orthodox, not Jewish.

by Anonymousreply 2202/02/2013

There are a lot of things wrong with R21's post.

by Anonymousreply 2302/02/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2402/02/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2502/02/2013

OP & R23 goyishe kop

by Anonymousreply 2602/02/2013

Maybe they're saying "bubele" (darling boy). That's what my Bubbe and Zaydah used to call me.

by Anonymousreply 2702/02/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2802/02/2013

What a liar, R21.

Jews don't go to "church."

by Anonymousreply 2902/02/2013
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