What is Bupkis?

Bupkis is a Yiddish word, which is literally translated as “beans” and is derived from a Slavic word for “goat droppings.” Apparently goat droppings look like beans, although I’ve never actually seen any goat droppings.

However just to make things confusing, it’s not used as a reference to something edible (beans), or something inedible (goat droppings), but as something worthless (a bean isn’t worth much, and goat droppings even less)

To make things even more confusing, it’s traditionally used as part of a double-negative in an insult: “You haven’t got bupkis!” which meaning “You don’t have anything!” or “This isn’t worth bupkis!” which means that something is worth less than nothing.

I named this website “bupkis” because it’s filled with my favorite things and I enjoy the irony.

Aren’t you glad you asked?  😎

2 Comments

  • Karl Ireland

    1st, let me say that that website I listed was last updated 23 years ago, and for over 20 years only exists on Archive.org.

    Nice Bupkis Website! I had no idea you were into homemade foods, cooking & recipes! I love food, but know very little about creating anything from scratch.

    Looking at the Stew recipe, the directions are the most complete of any set of directions I have seen anywhere else.

    Too bad we don’t live closer than we do. If I were still in Buffalo instead of Dallas, I would attempt to get together with you from time to time. It’s been such a long time since we went to school together in Manlius.

    Thanks for the pointer to your Beef Stew recipe. I plan to give it a try. Sadly I am more at home in a room full of Servers that in a Kitchen. I’ll let you know how it works out.

    Like you, I love computers. The most recent ones I bought on eBay are an hp Z600 & hp Z800 workstation.

    My biggest ones are two HP Proliant DL580-G5 servers with (24) 64 Bit Xeon cores & 128GB of RAM. I have 19 other assorted Servers by Dell, Supermicro & hp.

    Karl

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