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February 10, 2010

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Nu, so don't be surprised I'm the first one to chime in here. Nu, Mitchell, you think just an anybody can think up such a good use of nu as you like in the above illustration?! Here's one that Sholem Aleichem's Golde told Tevye: "Nu, let's go eat . . ." Show me another Yiddish writer as funny and great as Sholem Aleichem. Nu, okay, maybe Israel Zangwill fits the funny part. I don't know, you can go meshugah trying to recall the greats!

So nu? So sue me! Sue me, what can you do me?

Overheard at Fritzels circa 1956: “Nu, are you going to finish your coconut cake? You look a little full epis.”

Overheard at Kungsholm, circa 1952: “Nu, I’d rather have the gedaempfte brust at Fritzel’s….”

Overheard at Younker’s restaurant, December 24, 1955, at the Showmen’s League of America’s 10th annual Christmas benefit: “Nu, Bernie [Mendelsohn], we did darn well for the kinder this year!”

Overheard at the Aragon Ballroom, 1949: Says Pearl, “Darling, this hot fudge sundae is out of this world.” Morris: "Nu?"

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