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Old 10-12-2012, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Coconutpete View Post
I first heard the word "mensch" when I was starting to learn German as a kid. Never quite heard of the mench iteration of it before, but hey - if it's on urbandictionary then it has to be correct ..... right?
It's a very common and well known word in NYC, as a few of the more colorful words found their way into the everyday language. "Schmock" is one example that is well known, it's literally means a "dick", but in everyday usage it means someone that is not exactly a dick.

So mensch is not exactly the translation from German (human), but the usage in Yiddish took the meaning of something like "a really good human being". But someone who has a good heart.

Anyway, I used mensch in the title as a tongue in cheek. He might be a mensch but he probably also a schmuck.
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