schnorrer


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schnorrer

(ˈʃnorɚ)
n. a beggar; a person who sponges off of friends and relatives. (Yiddish.) Buy your own ciggies if you don’t like mine. Shnorrers can’t be choosers.
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THE exact opposite of schnorrer is mensh, meaning a man of honour, a real gent - and when it comes to menshes I always think of Jimmy Savile.
In contrast, a hundred meters sprinter who moves his legs only a few times per second moves like a snail," Frank Schnorrer describes.
Human body muscles do not have Spalt and are hardly regulated by tension," Frank Schnorrer explains.
Jewish life in 18th Century London is the subject of The King of the Schnorrers (1894) which is a rollicking and really funny story of Manasseh Buena Barzillai Azevedo da Costa, a Portguese beggar who pits his wits against a philanthropist, another schnorrer, and the elders (the Mahamad) of the Bevis Marks Sephardi synagogue in London.
A typical schnorrer joke is the tale of a schnorrer who was allowed as a guest into the same house every Sunday, and appeared one day in the company of an unknown young man who gave signs of being about to sit down at the table.
There were some strong pieces, most notably "Brothers," the story of Moisheh the Schnorrer, who scrimps and saves to bring his family from Russia to America, only to be betrayed by his "highfallutin" cultured newcomer brother, and a satire called "An Immigrant Among the Editors," which includes a wonderful lampoon of such contemporary intellectual journals as Free Masses and The New Republic.
From this debris the artiste had constructed life-sized simulacra of Moshe Day-an and Golda and of representative figures too--a rich man in an astrakhan; a rabbi; a bent schnorrer who might have walked out of Helene's Belgian childhood: give the man a coin, Lenya.
Yes, moochers, schnorrers, sponges, free riders, freeloaders, and parasites exist.
The King of Schnorrers (1925), a "soldier" in The Firebrand (1926) which starred Ivor Novello, and "Benny" in The Ringer
The publication history of The King of Schnorrers is a case in point.