Wednesday, April 19, 2006

You Know More Hebrew Than You Think

Q: How do you say "Cream Cheese" in Hebrew?
A: Filadelfia

Q: What's the Hebrew word for "sweatpants"?
A: Training (pronounced "trenning")

Q: How do you say "Country Club" in Hebrew?
A: Kuntree

P.S. There is going to be a scheduled Blogger outrage at 4PM PST. What will they think of next?

8 comments:

Liza said...

I've actually discovered that whenever I need a word in Hebrew that doesn't come to mind, if I say it in English with an Israeli accent, nobody even notices, given that Israelis like to slip English words into their Hebrew. Works every time!

Savtadotty said...

I do the same now that my Hebrew accent is improving faster than my vocabulary.

goldenlucyd said...

Savta,
Did you speak any Hebrew before you moved to Israel? I can't imagine how brave you had to be to move the way you did...It's very inspirational.
Seems to me that any lanuguage today relects the global community. Spanglish here in the South West is a great example. So much to learn....
lucyd

Savtadotty said...

It's a tossup between brave and dumb. No Hebrew. Only English. And I was formerly fluent in French, which for some reason made me think I could learn Hebrew more easily. How dumb is that?

Tamar said...

I like "koka ko-la" ...

sirbarrett said...

Apparently it's true, even when I don't know any Hebrew at all!

peripateticpolarbear said...

And I am "outraged" for blogger, too!

The Lioness said...

"Outrage"! Precious, and true.

And Kylie Minogue is Kali MinĂ³.Just so you know.