The definition of chutzpah?

Anglo Irish Bank.

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  • joeCanuck

    Yes, that would be a good definition. Mind you, on the bright side, at least he didn’t call for a gagging order to stop common folks from badmouthing banking executives gangsters.
    Do gagging orders last forever or are they subject to the 30 year rule?

  • Greenflag

    1930’s Germany and Kaufman is arrested for spreading anti nazi jokes around the country . Hitler was furious and ordered that the police bring whoever was responsible to him personally.

    ‘What’s your name , Jew ?’asked Hitler


    “Are you responsible for the joke about me and the pig’


    ‘What about the joke in which whenever I die it will be a Jewish holiday’?

    ‘Yes , that one’s mine .’

    ‘What about the joke in which I’m saved from drowning and when I offer the Jew who save me a reward his request is simply that I don’t tell anyone what he did ‘?

    ‘Yes that one’s also mine

    ‘How dare you make these jokes . How dare a Jew be so impudent . Don’t you know who I am ? The leader of the Third Reich which is destined to last 1000 years !!’

    ‘Now wait a minute ,’ says Kaufman

    ‘Don’t blame me for that joke I never heard it before ‘

    Now that’s chutzpah 😉

  • Chutzpah is common enough all snake oil salesman have it, trouble is the snake oil salesman are now politicians and bankers.

    And yeah, that’s a pretty good definition, so’s Greenflag, pure balls, not that the poor guy would have had those for long…

  • aquifer

    Anglo Irish was definitely a hooky bank, it should be closed down or funders may suspect the other irish banks are the same.

  • Munsterview

    How about our own John Scotus in the court of Charles The Bald ?

    John was one of the few at the Court who could get away with twisting Charles’s tail and there was a wary respect between them. Never the less Charles when in his cups could seldom pass the opertunity of attempting to poke Scotus back.

    On one such occasion when opposite John during a meal, the King posed the question…. ” What is the difference between a sot and a Scot?”
    The reply from Scotus was immediate….” The width of a board my Lord”

  • wild turkey

    The classic definition of chutzpah is to murder your parents with an axe, then plead for mercy on the grounds that you are an orphan.

    Mack, nice post

    i live north of the,uh, ‘border’

    question. in your polity just what is the general on the street feeling about the appropriate and proportionate use of guilliotines?

  • Mack


    The favoured solution of a French man I know. Off with zer heads!

  • Greenflag

    More Chutzpah ,

    ‘Anyone wishing to stand for the leadership of the Ulster Unionist Party should have an application lodged by 5 pm Aug 31.’

    Greenflag has forwarded his application 😉

  • joeCanuck

    Which lodge did you send it to?

  • Greenflag

    LOL 🙂

    and Ouch !!