Saturday, January 28, 2017

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Moment with Marty Markowitz S chnorrer

I was in the park on Saturday the 20th with my friend Shelley Prospect Park in Brooklyn
At grand Army Plaza they were giving out free yoga bags If you signed up for the class for 20 minutes Marty Markowitz was promoting the classes for yoga. Remember you can only have the yoga bag if you take the classes for 20 minutes.  I am a schnorrer so I sign up for the class for the yoga bag. I say I will be-right back.  ye right . What was Marty Markowitz Excuse  for taking the yoga bag. His excuse was maybe my wife will use it to take yoga. His the Borough Pres.Of Brooklyn.  He can afford to buy a yoga bag and pay for yoga classes. He also had his bodyguard  carry the yoga bag back for him

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Is President Markowitz Schnorrer ?

You decide If the President Marty Markowitz of Brooklyn and his wife are Schnorrer. I read in the Brooklyn Courier July 29-Aug 4 2011 abused his government position by scouring three free overseas trips for his wife. Who do you think in our government are Schnorrer. I bet we could think of other. Who do you know is a schnorrer. Schnorrer could be a good thing. We have to learn to be great Schnorrer in this world so we can live a little better.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Now it's your schnorrer story!!!!

tell me your great schnorrer stories!!!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Schnorring w/ Shelly at the Museum

I was just sitting at home and I was thinking about some of my favorite schnorrer moments. Here is one that I like to talk about. My friend Shelly and I often visit the Metropolitan Museum to see what's new with the pictures. When we go to the museum we wait for someone to come out and ask them if we can have their pin. The Met gives you a pin as verification that you have paid admission. Now my son alwasy asks, "why you do asks for the pin to get in, if it is suggested donation anyway." I tell him "suggested donation or no suggetsted donation; nothing in life is free." It is the art of being a schnorrer, which I would like to mention, an art I have crafted. Plus I like the pins as a souvenier. Well that is my first schnorrer story of many to come. Now is your turn. I am looking forward to reading your Great Shnorrer Stories.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Definition of Schnorrer

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(Redirected from Schnorrer (Yiddish))

For the WWII pilot with a similar name, see Karl Schnörrer.
Schnorrer (also spelled shnorrer) is a Yiddish term meaning "beggar" or "sponger". The word Schnorrer also occurs in German to describe a person, who frequently asks for little things like cigarettes or little sums of money, without offering a return. The English usage of the word denotes a sly chiseller who will get money out of another any way he can, often through an air of entitlement. A schnorrer is distinguished from an ordinary beggar by dint of his boundless chutzpah. The term does not apply to begging or being homeless, but rather a habit of getting things (food, tools) rather than money by politely wanting to borrow them.
The term, which is used in a pejorative or ironic sense, can also be used as a backhanded compliment to someone's perseverance, cleverness, or thrift. For instance, Azriel Hildesheimer, known for his travels around Europe to spread his rabbinical wisdom to the poor, and for his refusal to accept payment for his services, was sometimes referred to as the "international schnorrer" for his reliance on the local community to house and feed him wherever he went. Israel Zangwill best described a schnorrer as a beggar who would chide a donor for not giving enough.