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Random facts about Yiddish and Hebrew

– The basic meaning of klots, from where the English word klutz comes, is “wooden beam” – “Jezebel…means ‘daughter of garbage’ [in Hebrew]; her name was probably [really]… Jebaal, daughter of Baal…” (Born to Kvetch pg 22)  – “Beelzebub…,lord of … Continue reading

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Random facts about animals and language

All from the book The First Word, that rare gem- a popular science book about linguistics. It drags a bit at the end, but these are from the interesting middle bit (just after the bitchy beginning bit where she lays … Continue reading

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