Chutzpa!

Posted on May 3, 2017 | No Comments
Chutzpa!

One of my favourite words is chutzpa! I think it always needs to be followed by an exclamation mark, don’t you?

My well-thumbed Joys of Yiddish by Leo Rosten defines chutzpa! as gall, brazen nerve, effrontery, and incredible guts. A classic illustration of chutzpa! is that quality enshrined in a man who, having killed his mother and father, throws himself on the mercy of the court because he is an orphan. Shown here set in Festival Pro Script.

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