NABOKV-L post 0016107, Tue, 18 Mar 2008 07:44:07 -0700

Re: Location of New Wye
Dear Barrie Karp,

"Nu" is Russian borrowed into Yiddish, but "nu, why" doesn't seem to
me to make any sense in either Russian or in Yiddish.

Carolyn Kunin

On Mar 17, 2008, at 8:28 PM, Barrie Karp wrote:

> I can't stop associating New Wye with the Yiddish "nu, why?"
> Has anyone else thought about this? Would VN have been making a
> Jewish joke? Did he make any other Jewish jokes?
> Barrie Karp
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