From ''Dehlin can't wait to dispose you. Seem familiar Cwald?''

The place where obvious spam and blatant derailments are consigned. Unrated.
Post Reply
User avatar
ludwigm
tired, less active investigator
Posts: 10158
Joined: Thu Oct 18, 2007 2:07 am

From ''Dehlin can't wait to dispose you. Seem familiar Cwald?''

Post by ludwigm »

darth_bill wrote:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mensch
mensch...

Mensch (Yiddish: מענטש mentsh, cognate with German: Mensch "human being") means "a person of integrity and honor."[1] The opposite of a "mensch" is an "unmensch" (meaning: an utterly unlikeable or unfriendly person). According to Leo Rosten, the Yiddish maven and author of The Joys of Yiddish, "mensch" is "someone to admire and emulate, someone of noble character. The key to being 'a real mensch' is nothing less than character, rectitude, dignity, a sense of what is right, responsible, decorous." The term is used as a high compliment, expressing the rarity and value of that individual's qualities.

It is used in Hungarian --- we are using German/Jewish words --- (not a compliment, especially not a high one --- by the way):
- Whenever a poet or preacher, chief or wizard spouts gibberish, the human race spends centuries deciphering the message. - Umberto Eco
- To assert that the earth revolves around the sun is as erroneous as to claim that Jesus was not born of a virgin. - Cardinal Bellarmine at the trial of Galilei

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests