instead of telling someone to stop b*tching, tell them to stop kvetching

it sounds almost the same, and has a long history in English!

and if there's any case where yiddish words should be used more often, it's in place of derogatory terms

there's also a noun form: a kvetch. stop being a kvetch. but it only means "a complainer," not any of the other connotations of that word.


@kittybecca My late grandfather, one weekend when we were up visiting, having nothing else to kvetch about on that fine day, decided that he would kvetch about the bagels we had gotten, claiming, contrary to all past evidence, that he hated bagels, and would not be satisfied except with a bialy.

Kvetching is an artform.

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