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    So I went to wiki. In the traditional meaning of the word, you're right. But chutzpah has taken on some positive connotations due to film, literature, etc.

    Chutzpah (play ˈhʊtspə) is the quality of audacity, for good or for bad. The Yiddish word derives from the Hebrew word ḥuṣpâ (חֻצְפָּה), meaning "insolence" or "audacity". The modern English usage of the word has taken on a broader meaning, having been popularized through vernacular use in film, literature, and television. The word has also been able to be interpreted as meaning the amount of courage, mettle or ardor that an individual has. In more traditional usage, chutzpah is invariably negative.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/...

    Think I'll stick with flaming hypocritical, arrogantly clueless, idjits. :)

    "Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism." Hubert H. Humphrey

    by Onomastic on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 12:24:03 PM PDT

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