[LMB] zaftig vs. saftig

Elly Jeurissen ellyjeur at gmail.com
Tue Nov 28 06:29:07 GMT 2017


2017-11-28 0:11 GMT+01:00 Sylvia McIvers <sylviamcivers at gmail.com>:

> On Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 10:14 AM, Douglas Weinfield <douglasw at his.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Yes, Yiddish is zaftig; Deutsch ist saftig.
> >
> > My father, who spoke some Yiddish, would sometimes refer to a shapely
> > woman as zaftig.
> > --
> >
> As long as it is said with appreciation, it is all good :)
>
> Please remember, not everyone appreciates comments like that, even when
said with appreciation. I am certain none on the list means to insult but
some women do not like comments on their body size, not even when meant in
a positive way. I was in a meeting this weekend where one woman sitting
next to me commented in that way.
Thanks,

Elly


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