Jeremy Lichtman <jeremy@...>
The difficulty I have here is that I do not know how to read the wordIn Afrikaans, the word 'smous' would be pronounced something like smow-s
(slightly extended s at the end).
I don't know if the word is pejorative or not, but the traveling Jewish
peddler was usually seen in a positive light, as they were the ones
bringing news (gossip?) and urgently needed supplies to remote farming
areas that seldom saw other outside traffic.