Sunday, June 28, 2009

Semetic Semantics

Okay, I just have to get this off my chest:

Jewish: Of or relating to the Jews or their culture or religion.

Yiddish: The language historically of Ashkenazic Jews of Central and Eastern Europe, resulting from a fusion of elements derived principally from medieval German dialects and secondarily from Hebrew and Aramaic, various Slavic languages, and Old French and Old Italian.

You see, there's a difference.

So, when someone asks me to "say something in Jewish," I always answer, "bring a little sweater."

1 comment:

Valerie Polichar said...

I just say something in Ladino instead. This drives me nuts too...