Bubala, If You Need Help Keeping Up With #TheCousins, I Gotchu💋
Updated: Nov 20, 2020
I'm not a regular Bubby. I'm a cool Bubby.
As a single, 30-year-old, nice Jewish girl who still lives at home, trust me when I say I know a thing or two about guilt 🥴. I don't want to reflect any of it onto you but when's the last time you called your mother? She's worried, okay? There's a pandemic going on 😷.
If she's anything like my mama, who was legitimately Barbara Streisand in the Guilt Trip *PRE* #Covid19, now she's more neurotic than the would-be love child of Larry David and George Costanza.
Less guilt, more gelt 💰 is what I like to say. Can I get a hallelujah? 🙌
Okay, I feel better now that my mitzvah (good deed) is done for the day. So here's the thing. Whether you've been following me for awhile or not, you can probably tell that I like to use a bissel Yiddish here and there. And that's because, at heart, I'm really a 90 year-old Bubby trapped in this little hot knish's body.
There was a LOT of Yiddish in my house growing up. Still is. I don't know if you know Yiddish or not, but if you don't, I'm here to help. It's a dying language and the words are so fun to say. And don't get me started on the burns. You haven't been insulted til you've been dissed in the old language.
Need some cream for that burn? Bubby's got you, mamaleh.
I'm here to give you all the Yiddish lessons you never knew you needed. By the time I'm done with you, you'll be able to kibbitz with the best of 'em. Never again will you listen to an episode of #TheCousins with Cousin Mike and Cousin Murray and not know what in Moses's name they're talking about. Not when you have Bubby Tay on your side.
There's an old Jewish comedy album called "You Don't Have to Be Jewish" from 1965. It's just as funny today as it was back then. And just like the name suggests, you don't have to be Jewish to appreciate it. Same goes for #TheCousins. You don't have to be Jewish to get it. Not when you have me as a translator.
Okay, I have to go light the Shabbat candles, folks.
Good Shabbos everyone!
❤️ Barstool Bubby