I was looking up the word “shpiel” after it came up in a conversation with Alec yesterday.

By the way, Alec worked as a Shabbes goy in New York City before I met him. Both these words and more are defined here: Yinglish on Wikipedia.

My mother had a copy of the book The Joys of Yiddish by Leo Rosten which is mentioned on that page too.

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