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Covfefe - it's actually it is a real word of Yiddish origin, meaning...

 
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Covfefe - it's actually it is a real word of Yiddish origin, meaning...
A few people have asked me about President's Trump's tweet in which he used the word "covfefe." Most people think he meant to write "coverage" and they have had quite a bit of fun with it, but actually it is a real word of Yiddish origin, meaning "a futile search" or "a pointless and false quest." It was originally transliterated from the Hebrew as "kabfefe," whose etymology is "kab"—relating to the mystical Qabalah—and "fefe," which is a word for "butterfly." What Trump was actually saying in Yiddish tweet-speak was, "We are doing great things despite the press's negative and pointless search, aka fake news."

For those who are interested, the idea of "covfefe" comes from an old Yiddish tale about a foolish Sephardi rabbi who believed he was called to find and destroy the mythical and rare butterfly known as Benshariza, or "Lucifer butterfly"—a name that comes from "Helel ben Shahar," meaning "shining star" (see Isaiah 14:12; also see Ephesians 2:2, where Satan is called the "prince of the power of the air"). The rabbi claimed that the Benshariza was recognizable by a unique and disturbing pattern on its huge wings, which looked like the moon and star symbol of the god Ba'al-Hadad. He was convinced that this ominous creature housed "the spirit of Satan" and that if he could destroy it, he would free the world of evil.

His search became an obsession, driving him across Europe to catch countless butterflies, but all he really caught were rounds of derision. His travels took him from Iberia to Bucharest, then up to Moscow, and finally back to Europe again, where he met his doom in the Palatinate (southwestern Germany), in a little town called Cagelenstat.* There he came across a man who led him to believe that he had the beautiful butterfly in his possession but retorted, "Why, in the name of all things holy, would I hand it over to a little flitting fly-catcher on some stupid kabfefe!" The rabbi, exhausted and frustrated by his long travels, flew into a rage and lunged at him, who promptly drove a battle-axe into his skull and ended the meaningless quest. From that point on the word covfefe has been used to laugh at idiots in search of nothing.

*NOTE: It is likely mere coincidence that Cagelenstat is the original name of Kallstadt, Germany, which happens to be the birthplace of Friedrich Drumpf, the grandfather of Donald J. Trump. Friedrich, or Frederick, who became an American citizen in 1896, often advised his children, "Know what you want and follow your dream, but never get distracted by covfefe!"
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Trump has Jewish ancestry, first Jewish President.
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If this is true, and you are serious, then why did you not provide a source to back it up?
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Trump has Jewish ancestry, first Jewish President.
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David Eisenheimer/Eisenschenker was the first Jewish President.
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Neat story. Hope it is true. Love the media getting what they deserve....a steaming bowl of poo to eat up like it's caviar.
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Or it could just be a typo.
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I am not sure if Trump has a 4skin or not but he sure as hell is sucking up to the bankers.

Lines are not easy to see because Putin too has the same masters and this is how we end up with Turkey being a NATO member who wants to kill the PKP and the americans giving them guns and Putin letting Turkey invade Syria.

One big happy family all looing for some money from the bankers by gaining control over parts of the middle east so Israel can exspand it's borders and to make some money.
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Trump has Jewish ancestry, first Jewish President.
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Lol...and all the other cryptos before him?

Please stop embarrassing yourself.
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I love this version!!!

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They have judaized him. Such a shame. We need a new Trump in 4years, one free of those people.
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I love this version!!!

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ohyeah
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Makes sense now why I kept hearing this?!

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Makes sense now why I kept hearing this?!

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I could have gotten the word wrong, I kept hearing it but not seeing it
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Trump just got back from israel. he learned a new word and used it perfectly and timely in a tweet. what's genius is it looks dumb unless you got the inside track on the meaning.
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Trump just got back from israel. he learned a new word and used it perfectly and timely in a tweet. what's genius is it looks dumb unless you got the inside track on the meaning.
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youre a pos subhuman spreading absurd and absolutely 100% bogus disinfo

get a life, asshole
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So trump is an MK Ultra programmed butterfly????




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Re: Covfefe - it's actually it is a real word of Yiddish origin, meaning...
A few people have asked me about President's Trump's tweet in which he used the word "covfefe." Most people think he meant to write "coverage" and they have had quite a bit of fun with it, but actually it is a real word of Yiddish origin, meaning "a futile search" or "a pointless and false quest." It was originally transliterated from the Hebrew as "kabfefe," whose etymology is "kab"—relating to the mystical Qabalah—and "fefe," which is a word for "butterfly." What Trump was actually saying in Yiddish tweet-speak was, "We are doing great things despite the press's negative and pointless search, aka fake news."

For those who are interested, the idea of "covfefe" comes from an old Yiddish tale about a foolish Sephardi rabbi who believed he was called to find and destroy the mythical and rare butterfly known as Benshariza, or "Lucifer butterfly"—a name that comes from "Helel ben Shahar," meaning "shining star" (see Isaiah 14:12; also see Ephesians 2:2, where Satan is called the "prince of the power of the air"). The rabbi claimed that the Benshariza was recognizable by a unique and disturbing pattern on its huge wings, which looked like the moon and star symbol of the god Ba'al-Hadad. He was convinced that this ominous creature housed "the spirit of Satan" and that if he could destroy it, he would free the world of evil.

His search became an obsession, driving him across Europe to catch countless butterflies, but all he really caught were rounds of derision. His travels took him from Iberia to Bucharest, then up to Moscow, and finally back to Europe again, where he met his doom in the Palatinate (southwestern Germany), in a little town called Cagelenstat.* There he came across a man who led him to believe that he had the beautiful butterfly in his possession but retorted, "Why, in the name of all things holy, would I hand it over to a little flitting fly-catcher on some stupid kabfefe!" The rabbi, exhausted and frustrated by his long travels, flew into a rage and lunged at him, who promptly drove a battle-axe into his skull and ended the meaningless quest. From that point on the word covfefe has been used to laugh at idiots in search of nothing.

*NOTE: It is likely mere coincidence that Cagelenstat is the original name of Kallstadt, Germany, which happens to be the birthplace of Friedrich Drumpf, the grandfather of Donald J. Trump. Friedrich, or Frederick, who became an American citizen in 1896, often advised his children, "Know what you want and follow your dream, but never get distracted by covfefe!"
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Thats good enough for me, thanks for the research.
Case closed.
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Or it could just be a typo.
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I'm sorry sir the Mr President God commander of the universe doesn't make typos.
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Fuckin bullshit thread. This is America, speak English or get the fuck out.

Last Edited by UnipartySchmuck on 06/01/2017 10:57 AM
There's a 95% chance you are a candy ass uniparty tory.
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Fuckin bullshit thread. This is America, speak English or get the fuck out.
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It was a language the immigrants could understand each other
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Re: Covfefe - it's actually it is a real word of Yiddish origin, meaning...
Interesting...

And kinda makes sense.

5 stars.
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Well written, seemingly plausible and does get the gray matter working...but, can't shake the feeling that this might be utter horse manure.

Any links to supporting documentation?
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Fuckin bullshit thread. This is America, speak English or get the fuck out.
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the bad scan with coffee page 6 - [link to i.imgur.com]

cover letter - [link to imgur.com]

page 1- [link to imgur.com]

page 2 - [link to imgur.com]

page 3 - [link to imgur.com]

page 4 - [link to imgur.com]

page 5 - [link to imgur.com]
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Well written, seemingly plausible and does get the gray matter working...but, can't shake the feeling that this might be utter horse manure.

Any links to supporting documentation?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74863201


im a former glp member. been here for years just dont visit that much or pay for a membership anymore but i thought this was important to share.

the info here is second hand. i was given it from someone else and i'm tyring to research it myself at the moment. if i find something more i will let you guys know.
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Re: Covfefe - it's actually it is a real word of Yiddish origin, meaning...
Well written, seemingly plausible and does get the gray matter working...but, can't shake the feeling that this might be utter horse manure.

Any links to supporting documentation?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74863201


im a former glp member. been here for years just dont visit that much or pay for a membership anymore but i thought this was important to share.

the info here is second hand. i was given it from someone else and i'm tyring to research it myself at the moment. if i find something more i will let you guys know.
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here's your research done for you:


the bad scan with covfefe page 6 - [link to i.imgur.com]

cover letter - [link to imgur.com]

page 1- [link to imgur.com]

page 2 - [link to imgur.com]

page 3 - [link to imgur.com]

page 4 - [link to imgur.com]

page 5 - [link to imgur.com]
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Fuckin bullshit thread. This is America, speak English or get the fuck out.
 Quoting: BombdeeBomb!


Do you ever use these words?

ad nauseam

bon voyage

bona fide

carte blanche

en masse

fait accompli

faux pas

modus operandi

persona non grata

prima donna

pro bono

quid pro quo

status quo

Hmmm....
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Covfefe is an actuator for Abdul Haq.....


Who is abdul Haq?

[link to en.wikipedia.org (secure)]

A chinese born wahhibist terrorist. Go Figure.
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Trump has Jewish ancestry, first Jewish President.
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no

you forgot about the big black Jewish man who was president for 8 years before the big orange one





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