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Variant of farklempt.
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Needless to say, I found myself getting a little verklempt just thinking about it.
"After preparing for five funerals, you get a little verklempt," Myers said.
Continue reading "Rokhl's Golden City: Linda Richman Is 'Verklempt'" at...
Translated into English from the original German for an American readership by John Howard, and featuring an informative Foreword by Ari Roth, as well as an Author's Preface by Sichrovsky, "Verklempt" is an anthology of eleven short stories with Jewish love themes by a true master of the genre after his landmark books of interviews with German and Austrian children of Holocaust survivors.
When the North Trail coffee shop Big E's closed last fall, frugal foodies felt verklempt. You could get a sandwich, a side and a beverage there for, I swear, $4.50, unthinkable at almost any other spot in Sarasota.
Peter Sichrovsky and Ari Roth (contributor); VERKLEMPT; DoppelHouse Press (Fiction: Literary) 19.95 ISBN: 9780983254034
Verklempt moment: "In the season two finale, when Masters and Johnson, despite the wreckage they've made of their personal lives, were able to take their first two patients, and pass along what would become their lasting work of healing dysfunctional couples.
OK, when it comes to the sexiness of suppressors, the 5.56, the .308 and ("Oh, I'm feeling a bit verklempt") .338 Lapua get all the ink.
In one of our many discussions about the ministerial exception, he remarked that the name of the doctrine reminds him of the Saturday Night Live sketch "Coffee Talk" in which Linda Richmond--the stereotypical Jewish talk-show host portrayed by Mike Meyers--would ask her audience to "talk amongst yourselves" any time the conversation topic made her emotional--or, as she put it, "verklempt!" To stimulate audience discussion while she composed herself, Richmond would offer conversation topics, including the observation that "Rhode Island is neither a road nor is it an island.
"I just got verklempt (Yiddish for choked with emotion)," she admitted as she wiped the tears from her eyes, reported E!
"I just got verklempt," she said, which is a Yiddish word that means all choked up or overwhelmed.
"I just got verklempt," Us magazine quoted her as saying.