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kvetch

and quetch (kvɛtʃ and kʍɛtʃ)
1. in. to complain. (From German quetschen, “to squeeze,” via Yiddish.) Quit your kvetching!
2. n. a complainer. What a kvetch you are!
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Some of these "musings" have been codified in the book Born to Kvetch, which represents the shift of this material from oral tradition to written text.
STEVEN BERKOFF IN BULGARIA [the British actor will attend his play Kvetch at Aleko Konstantinov Satirical Theatre, and will present his monodrama Shakespeare's Villains at Aleko Konstantinov Satirical Theatre and in the framework of Varna Summer Festival 2009 at Stoyan Buchvarov Drama Theatre in Varna] June 2, 7pm--Kvetch in Sofia June 3, 7pm--Shakespeare's Villains in Sofia June 4, 7pm--Shakespeare's Villains in Varna
Starting this month, leaders in the arts and culture section can kvetch about such pressing issues as audience development, fundraising and financial management in an online learning community created by National Arts Strategies (NAS), a D.
Born to Kvetch continues the tradition of relating language to culture, although its author, Michael Wex, does not relate his own research to Weinreich's.
That kvetch is shared by the Winnipeg Jewish Theatre, which recently warned it would dim the lights if attendance didn't pick up.
Finally the first name of Peretz, the Yiddish writer, can be written as Yitchak or Isaac, but never "Itzjak," and kvetch is a perfectly good Yiddish word, not "Yinglish.
The search for a Unified Kvetch Theory took a detour when one or two well-known writers suggested that the common theme among all the different manifestations of modernism was that they were all antinomian, which sent everyone scurrying to their dictionaries.
As a novelist and author of Born to Kvetch, a New York Times best-selling book on Yiddish language and culture, Wex has established himself as one of the field's few public intellectualsthe Malcolm Gladwell of the Yiddish world, minus the controversy.
Like the "Desperate Housewives," they gather for confabs to kvetch, gossip and commiserate.
Heller never became a Commentary kvetch like so many of his peers; his hatred for men like Nixon and Kissinger had a nice purity and integrity to it.
Now that many reporters have adopted the spiteful kvetch as their voice, the question isn't whether subjectivity in journalism is a good idea, but what kind?
To kvetch is as Jewish as guilt-tripping, gefilte fish, and gloom.
Their travails unravel with a forced quirkiness (one is involved with a trannie hooker, the second trannie-hooker-threatening-reputation-and-career subplot this week on ABC), and they kvetch endlessly about just how bad it is to be a handsomely paid white man in America.
For the first hundred pages or more, it's the formula as usual: In the concentrated essence of two years of interviews with Ken Jordan, Foreman plays the familiar mumbler and kvetch, deconstructing self and work to irrecoverable conceptual soup.
They never wheel and deal before us, nor do they flirt; they only kvetch and jitter.