Kyle's Nickname

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Kyle's Nickname

Postby bailrocks123 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:19 am

Ok, Kyle's mom always calls him Bubbie, as a nickname. At first, I thought it was a term for brother. But, I looked into it, and found it was a Yiddish term (a Jewish language) So after about a hour trying to find it, I found out Bubbie (or Bubbala) means grandmother. WHAT? Can anyone (preferably who speaks Yiddish) clear this up? Ok, just wanted to put that out there.
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Re: Kyle's Nickname

Postby Big-Will » Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:55 am

Officially, it's Grandma, but now people use it on each other no matter the relationship between them.
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Re: Kyle's Nickname

Postby Lyon82 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:19 pm

As mentioned it's one of those phrases that pops up and is a general term of affection in modern usage.

Keep in mind that not a whole lot of Jews nowadays, in the states or Israel, speak Yiddish anymore, so phrases have changed a bit in how they are used.

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