Re: PotatoNik (not kugel!) #general
On 8/27/21 9:18 AM, rebasolomon wrote:
Is it possible that what people are calling potatonik is a potato
knish? That would explain why it was sold in the bakeries. But
the word potatonik is as I said unknown east of Ellis
Island--Yinglish--which is Yiddish English, like the word "derma"
for kishka, which was invented by Jews because it sounds less
Jew-ish than kishke. I believe the word was used in Saul Bellow's
Augie March, written in the '40's when gentiles didn't know from
Yiddish words. Now I hear proper Anglo New Englanders throwing in
Yiddish words in radio commentary.
Jules Levin, Los Angeles