Coworker: "I thought Yiddish was just, like, gibberish"


Two bigotries w one stone since iirc gibberish as a word comes from ppl making fun of romani

@begaymeltrings wow 😶 i think instead of just “bigotry + bigotry” it’s more like “bigotry^bigotry”

@begaymeltrings source? i can't find anything supporting this, as opposed to onomatopoeia related to "chatter" & "jabber". would love to know more.

@eka_mark uh that was just what I remembered, but it does seem to be references in the first few Google results for "gibberish etymology". I don't have a reference to hand other than that and my memory

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