Home » Dictionary » Jew-bonics


 n.— «Consisting of self-penned compositions such as “(It’s Good to Be) a Jew at Christmas” and “Shiksas Are for Practice,” the duo’s songs have found favor with more than just fellow Jews. Tannenbaum estimated that 20 percent of their audience is not Jewish. “I want people to understand that the show is not performed in Hebrew or Jewish or with ‘Jew-bonics'” he said.» —“FitzGerald’s hosts Christmas Eve bash, which is Good for the Jews” by Tim Shellberg Times (Munster, Indiana) Dec. 22, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

1 comment
  • Good Nenglish! I think that this new-wordism is an add-up to two or three other related ones that I saw before:
    -Hebonics; a meld of Hebrew and ebonics. See my entry at urbandictionary.com
    -Hebglish. Search there, too.
    And…another one that I honestly forgot!

Further reading

Funny Papers (episode #1601)

There are word nerds, and then there’s the woman who set up a folding chair on sidewalks throughout the country, cheerfully dispensing tips...

Beefed It (episode #1580)

The words tough, through, and dough all end in O-U-G-H. So why don’t they rhyme? A lively new book addresses the many quirks of English by...

Left in the Lurch

A restaurant manager in Kokomo, Indiana, had an employee who failed to show up for work. This left him wondering about the phrase left in the lurch...

Get the Goody Out

Amelia in Arlington, Virginia, was surprised to hear her wife, who is from Iowa, use the phrase getting the goody out to describe someone sporting a...