Yiddish word of the day: Chutzpah

Most people know the Yiddish word chutzpah. It means audacity and as the British would say: cheeky.  Recently, I viewed the PBS program about comedienne Carol Burnett.  She was given the Mark Twain award at the Kennedy Center.  A film clilp of one of her old TV programs showed her singing a duet with another famous woman comedienne, Lucille Ball.  They were dressed as two cleaning ladies wanting a better life and singing a song.  What song did they sing?  it was called “Chutzpah.” 


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