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  • Lexicomane
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« on: October 23, 2016, 05:41:09 PM »
Never heard of knish so googled said word.  It sounds  very tasty.
I would humbly like to suggest the the said Knish joins its cousin the Rissole
as a rare word  :-H :-H :-H


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Re: Knish
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2016, 01:27:01 AM »
I had never heard of knish, either, to my knowledge (I'm not Jewish);  but as I said before, rissole is an everyday word to me. So I guess we're just all different.

I did find a list of Yiddish words somewhere. Perhaps I should find it and consult it whenever we get K and N, or S, C and H in the letters!


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Re: Knish
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2016, 04:04:44 AM »
I learned this word from Chi a few years ago; since then I've heard it a few times in films and TV progs.  I've still never seen a 'real-life' knish as far as I know; there's not much call for Jewish food in Thailand, although I have seen packets of bagels on sale in the supermarkets occasionally.

Familiar throughout the English speaking world? Probably not, in my humble opinion.



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Re: Knish
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2016, 09:20:23 AM »
Growing up in New Jersey, I didn't know it either until I moved to NYC, with its large eastern European population.  I know we've become much more cosmopolitan in our cuisines since I was a kid, but I do wonder if knishes are common outside metropolitan areas, especially those with large Jewish populations.

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Re: Knish
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2016, 11:23:09 AM »
I agree - definitely not common everywgere Chi is played. I'll make both knish and knishes rare.
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