Don't believe that Yiddish is "dead-- far from it! Here's a sample:
I'm a very smart Mensch with a Yiddisher Kupp,
So I never forget when your birthday comes up!
And because I ain't a Schlemiel or a clown,
I Schleppt myself out to the best shop in town!
To the guy at the register ringing up the gelt
I said: "let me have the best card in der Velt!"
So, he tipped me his Yarmulka,
bowed with great style,
And wrinkled his poonim with a wonderful smile.
Then he gave me his card, very warm and gishmock,
To wish you great Mazel as "Shtark as a Rock."
Plus birthdays that come back again and again,
With Glick and Gezunt, Biz a "Hundert und Tzen!"
So, this card, you'll agree,
is the best I could get,
Not just in der Velt, but the Universe yet!
So, Tutt Mir a Tayva, be nice as can be,
And Ven Ich Hab a Birthday....RETURN IT TO ME!