Are you wondering, what it is all about? Maybe you ask, “What is Kibitz?” (Hopefully you don’t ask “What is a spot?”)
We’ll start with an example. Imagine you are playing cards with your friends and your bubbe (Grandma) walks by and loudly offers:
“You should play the sevens.”
Or maybe when you were thirteen and you walked by your grandma and heard her mention to her friend,
“My granddaughter is so pretty, but she needs to start wearing a bra soon.”
In both cases, Grandma is kibitzing.
Kibitz is a Yiddish word without a precise English translation. I always thought of it as small talk. But not just any chatter, Kibitz is “unwanted advice.” A few of the other definitions I found include:
- To look on and offer unwanted, usually meddlesome advice to others.
- Interfering onlooker
- Verbal joking
- To chat; to gossip; to make small talk or idle chatter
- Speak informally
So, why, you ask, would I want to name my blog Kibitz Spot?
No, it is not to get back at Grandma for the bra comment. It is just to have a bit of Jewish fun.
So, translating Kibitz to meet my needs, I will be kibitzing about ideas, items and jokes that you never knew you wanted to know.
Before you visited – probably you never wanted any of it; Once you have been here – still maybe.
For instance, do you have a matzo toilet seat cover that says, “Let My People Go”
(If you are not laughing right now, stop, re-read the caption and think about it – on a toilet.)
Did you want one? Probably not.
Do you want one now? Maybe.
What about a furry kippot or a set of hand dipped Hanukkah candles?
You never know what you will find here.
Brown Mink Yamaka (Yarmulke)
45 Hand Dipped Hanukkah Candles
And, since I already write a humor blog (Laugh Quotes), I thought I would include some Jewish jokes, just to keep you laughing.
To the right you can find the categories (more mishegos), check it out, see what I found so far.
I am hoping you will Kibitz a bit with me too. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think of my newest project. If you are enjoying it so far, please follow with Google Friend Connect (also to the right).
Welcome to Kibitz Spot!