My Grandma Lilly is an incredibly superstitious woman. She won't open an umbrella indoors, hats NEVER go on a bed, when visiting her, you absolutely can not go back into the house if you have forgotten something, and anytime you EVER say anything positive, you must say the word, "Kaynahoreh."
I always thought of this word as the yiddish version of jinx, but I was thinking about it today, and I did some googling. According to Bubby Gram, kaynahoreh is:
a superstitious word said to ward off evil spirits
So, if you are with Grandma Lilly and you want to go take a walk, and you notice the sun is shining, you might say, "Wow, the sun has finally come out, kaynahoreh." Or, if you are finally feeling better after a bad cold, you would say, "I am feeling much better, kaynahoreh."
Why was I researching kaynahoreh today? Little Max slept through the night last night for the very first time, KAYNAHOREH.