Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Lost in Translation

Did you ever hear a commercial in the background and think to yourself, am I hearing this right? Well it happened to me just the other day with this new toy, Shnooks.

Most people will think its just a silly combination of words, maybe even trying to sound like Snookie. I am here to tell you it is a word, and not a very nice one at that. Schnook is a Yiddish word meaning dimwit.

As most people buying these trendy purposeless toys can be described as dimwits, maybe the name is not such an insult. Maybe it is more like a label saying,"hey you, this toy is perfect for your level of intelligence".

Don't even try to look for these yet, they are extremely hard to find. Of course, only a schnook would be looking for them anyway. :)

1 comment:

  1. They are cute, but if that is what the name means I understand what you are saying!