Chutzpah- Choose Your Words Carefully

Chutzpah. This is a word that is used often by myself because sometimes I just can’t believe what people do. I mean really! I thought it would be fun to share our Chutzpah moments. The only rules are no names of stores, people, or events. You may also not use inappropriate language. Leave a comment listing your favorite Chutzpah moment! I mean laughter is the best medicine.


Or khutspe. Nerve, extreme arrogance, brazen presumption. In English, chutzpah often connotes courage or confidence, but among Yiddish speakers, it is not a compliment. For more Yiddish WordsChut

The words we say…

I often think who is listening to what we say? I try to keep my language clean and appropriate. I wish others would do the same. We were “hanging out” at the hospital last evening and the person in the stall next to me said, “my (another word for bottom) cheeks hurt. “

I know the person next to us knew there was a child with me since we were playing spelling games and I was teaching him what a synonym was. I know this because the lady called over the answer for him.

As we were leaving the hospital my son asked, “What is an (another word for bottom) and why does it need cheeks?” I was lucky with this one and I replied, “It is another word for a donkey and they have cheeks .“ I just wish adults would choose words that are appropriate when kids are around.  (Yes, the baby is fine it appears he or she just wants additional attention.)

What is your gripe of the week? Feel free to share :)


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