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yenta

(ˈjɛntə)
n. a gossip, usually a woman. (Regarded as Yiddish.) She can be such a yenta when she’s got news.
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Some do the opposite: highlight their Jewishness with a black non-Jewish audience (e.g., Weichselbaum's use of "yenta") or highlight their blackness with a Jewish nonblack audience (e.g., Walker's use of a black voice with a threatening white Jewish student).
La premiere a beaucoup servi a Jacques Lacan dans ses seminaires sur le role du regard et le rapport du sujet a la vision, theme dont l'importance pour La yenta sur Marie est evidente, comme nous l'avons vu plus haut avec un premier exemple.
Get your pets toys imprinted with Yiddish words such as LOX ("fish") and YENTA ("lips"); these sell for $9 - $12.00 each.
Las susodichas hazanas facilitaron el establecimiento de un par de pequenas pero bien surtidas tiendas de discos que reflejan el amplio criterio de Jeanton en lo que se refiere a la seleccion de los titulos a la yenta. Identificados colectivamente bajo el emblema de "Jazzmania ", estos exitosos espacios estan localizados en el Mirador de las Lomas de San Roman y en el Aeropuerto Internacional Simon Bolivar, respectivamente.
Japanese prefectures (roughly the equivalent of state governments) have been organizing hiking trips, cruises, and other singles events with an avidity that would make the stereotypical Yenta proud.
On Friday night, I did my best Yenta the Matchmaker impression by setting up my friend with a boy she'd seen smouldering at her across the dance floor.
(My mother was a yenta; they make great kitchen companions.) Margo Howard's book is full of great gossip, especially her mother's tart assessments of some famous people.
Couples have been reshuffled, the stress of early decision results is here, and through it all the anonymous weblogger, aka Gossip Girl, posts her Hedda Harper-like commentary and satisfies everyone's inner yenta. The lives of our various protagonists boggle the mind with their limitless wealth and privilege, but these Upper East Siders continue to have plenty of skeletons in their spacious closets.
Ne possono principalmente esser recitate esse comedic, se non sera con yenta riferito alli capi di questo cons.o che siano stati tutti li pakhi del luogo aperti dalla parte da driedo, et traversati con cantinelle in modo, che ciascuno che passera possi veder per dentro di essi paichi; et cosi debanno star aperti per tutto detto carneval, et li cesendeli siano posti per tutti li Andedi inanzi il recitar delle comedic, et tenuti accesi fino al fine di esse, et fin, che tutti siano partiti dal luogo dove si recitano.
Many scenes in Stardom are staged as parodies of talk TV, ranging from geeky small-town programs during the early stages of Tina's celebrity to a climactic moment with an Oprah-like network yenta. Arcand says he came up with this mediated-by-media approach after writing a conventional, absurdly lengthy screenplay that got nixed by producer Robert Lantos, who had triggered the venture when he told Arcand he wanted to collaborate with him.
Laura Schlessinger has said a lot of hurtful and irresponsible things on the radio during her many years as a right-wing religious "therapist" and yenta. She mocks and humiliates her callers, some of whom have serious problems.
Yenta [3] is a distributed agent system that uses email and other sources to build a profile of a user that is used to automatically match users with similar interests.
"A PR firm is like a yenta making a match between the right reporter within that publication and the client," she added.
Actors switch roles with a change of coats, the sages of Chelm include a black man and a woman, and in the cleverest stroke, Shlemiel's wife (Rosalie Gerut) gets dressed for the day by stepping into a stiff petticoat that turns the slender actress into a barrel-shaped yenta. The conventions that govern the presentation of Jewish folk life are exposed as conventions, and what still remains of that life is freed of the emotional baggage it is usually made to carry.