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Jun. 18th, 2010 at 10:36 am
This past week I heard someone use a Yiddish word I had never heard before: sitzfleisch.
I asked that person what the word means and was told:
“sitzfleisch means the ability to sit down and learn, to study, for extended periods of time. It is the opposite of ADD.”
Literally translated into English, the word means “sit flesh” – a phrase that conjures quite the image of what the word is about.
Looking it up further online, I came up with a few more meanings that were also very interesting: