Sunday Sentence

Every weekend I participate in David Abrams’s “#SundaySentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

This week: a tie!

“By us in Vienna has nobody speaken Yiddish outside the Polischen!”

and

Ilka was trying to connect “shyster” (the English cognate, presumably, of the German scheissen with the “er” suffix meaning “one who shits,” a “shitter”) and “lump” (as in a mattress) plus “sum” (the mathematical result of totting up) and missed everything the barman said after that.

Source: Her First American: A Novel by Lore Segal

cover of Lore Segal's novel HER FIRST AMERICAN

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