April 13, 2011

"At one point, there were 400 Schmucks in America."

"I’ve done some genealogy research on this."

Said Sister Schmuck.

25 comments:

rhhardin said...

Doris Kearnes Goodwin, being a girl, said she thought it was okay to say in polite society because it just meant asshole.

The Drill SGT said...

There are at least 400 Schmucks in Congress

Pogo said...

A friend of mine in high school said his last name was changed from one that was pronounced shitsa.

Did Schmuckers used to be Schmucks?

MadisonMan said...

Sister Schmuck sounds positively charming. What a sweetie.

Fred4Pres said...

""At one point, there were 400 Schmucks in America.""

Now there are about a 100 million or so.

Fred4Pres said...

And I agree with TDS, Congress has an even higher percentage.

Stuart said...

Just this week I was told of a South Asian immigrant who has to deal with living in America while being named Dikshit.

Maybe he needs some spiritual uplift from Sister Schmuck.

prairie wind said...

Does the family feel honored or embarrassed that one of them was elected President?

TosaGuy said...

Judging from their weekly reunions at the Capitol Square, they are a family who enjoys making lots of noise and little sense.

WV: banterba

John Burgess said...

Simply bearing the name, 'John' has been a burden at times. Personally, I refer to toilets as 'Jeromes.'

And those kiss-off letters? Those are 'Dear Philip' letters.

Drew said...

Huh. There were a couple families of Schumucks in my hometown up in the hinterlands of Northern Wisconsin. They all married off and I assume produced even more Schmucks. The nationwide total is probably around 412 by now.

It wasn't until I went off to college that I understood that schmuck wasn't just a surname.

madAsHell said...

In Salzburg....where they speak...you know... Austrian, you can purchase schmuck in the jewelry store.

The rhinestone kitty on your mother's favorite sweat-shirt is a schmuck.

madAsHell said...

If your Dikshit, what's your ass do?

Sheepman said...

Lots of common German last names have been a burden for US school kids. Weiner and Koch are tough ones for guys. I remember a Betsy Fuchs from junior high who was the subject of many puerile jokes.

Mr. D said...

Better than being a schmeckel.

edutcher said...

Try going through life as a Hitler.

Sister Schmuck sounds like good people. I remember a nun like her, Sister Marietta, when I was a kid. At age 6, I had the world's biggest crush.

chuck said...

And here in town we used to have the Balling Motel, I believe it even made playboy.

The family pronounced it Bailing.

RichardS said...

Reminds me of this bit from "Spaceballs."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hynzB459Jc

Mitch H. said...

In my end of the country, it's Boob. There are Boobs throughout Mifflin and Union counties in Pennsylvania, especially in Penns, Kish, Sugar and White Deer Valleys, including a surprising number of doctors and accountants with offices along Rt 45 out towards Lewisburg.

Trooper York said...

It is a tribute to you that so many of them comment here.

CachorroQuente said...

Foreign names (if there can be such a thing in America) can be funny when first encountered. We had quite a time in math class when we first heard of Rudolf Lipschitz.

I almost fell off the couch the other day while watching a cable news program (either Fox News or MSNBC, can't recall) which featured commentary by Democrat Krystal Ball.

Sometimes you just can't make something up.

Oh, here's another: Anjelica Beane. Guess what her nickname is.

R.L. Hunter said...

According to Ripley's a couple named Beam named their twin sons Hiram and Lowell in full knowledge they would go through life as Hi Beam and Lo Beam.

WV saywa I swear blogger is sentient.

MadisonMan said...

Kish

Come on, spell it out!

ironrailsironweights said...

Try going through life as a Hitler.

According to the telephone listings at switchboard.com, there are 30 people with the Hitler surname throughout the country. Chances are the total number is two or three times as high.

Peter

Roy in Nipomo said...

One of my friends in high school was a Fink. As a matter of fact his whole family were Finks.