rhu: (torah)

A gathering of my Pesach links from years past:

Chag kasher v'sameach!

rhu: (torah)

A gathering of my Pesach links from years past:

Chag kasher v'sameach!

rhu: (simpsonized)
I know it's a few hours early, but I'm not staying up until midnight, so I'm going to post this link now.
rhu: (simpsonized)
I know it's a few hours early, but I'm not staying up until midnight, so I'm going to post this link now.
rhu: (Default)
Oh, [livejournal.com profile] tahnan, you're not the only one who can have fun:

When did certain science terms come into play?
Facebook vs. LiveJournal (were you blogging in the 19th century?)
Nice to see which one wins but again, what's with the tech term in the 19C? Bad data tagging?
A propos of my recent question in the NYT On Language column
Something is very wrong here

Science!
rhu: (Default)
Oh, [livejournal.com profile] tahnan, you're not the only one who can have fun:

When did certain science terms come into play?
Facebook vs. LiveJournal (were you blogging in the 19th century?)
Nice to see which one wins but again, what's with the tech term in the 19C? Bad data tagging?
A propos of my recent question in the NYT On Language column
Something is very wrong here

Science!
rhu: (Default)
I haven't had time to confirm this elsewhere, but according to someone's Facebook page, Betelgeuse is likely to go nova within months. And Facebook must be almost as accurate as Wikipedia, right? Even if it doesn't cite any sources?

And we just started reading Hitchiker's to the kids, too.

ETA: Debunked here.
rhu: (Default)
I haven't had time to confirm this elsewhere, but according to someone's Facebook page, Betelgeuse is likely to go nova within months. And Facebook must be almost as accurate as Wikipedia, right? Even if it doesn't cite any sources?

And we just started reading Hitchiker's to the kids, too.

ETA: Debunked here.

I'm amused

May. 27th, 2010 08:38 am
rhu: (simpsonized)

According to Language Log, the Greeks have a sense of humor about their current crisis:

I believe that the usual word for "frog" in modern Greek is batrachos, but all of Greece is referring to the current batrachian horde with the Biblical word tzfardei'a.

ETA: Looks like this was an urban myth based on one newspaper source that may have gotten it wrong. Pity; it would have been a great story if true.

I'm amused

May. 27th, 2010 08:38 am
rhu: (simpsonized)

According to Language Log, the Greeks have a sense of humor about their current crisis:

I believe that the usual word for "frog" in modern Greek is batrachos, but all of Greece is referring to the current batrachian horde with the Biblical word tzfardei'a.

ETA: Looks like this was an urban myth based on one newspaper source that may have gotten it wrong. Pity; it would have been a great story if true.

rhu: (torah)
The blog "Davar Acher" has an interesting review of Tolkien's translation of Jonah. The megillah of Jonah, of course, is one of the main portions of the Yom Kippur liturgy. I recommend this review, which ends most powerfully with a discussion of the book's final verse:
These people are stupid and ignorant and evil and despised, yet even they would have been forgiven had they only repented. What’s stopping you?
rhu: (torah)
The blog "Davar Acher" has an interesting review of Tolkien's translation of Jonah. The megillah of Jonah, of course, is one of the main portions of the Yom Kippur liturgy. I recommend this review, which ends most powerfully with a discussion of the book's final verse:
These people are stupid and ignorant and evil and despised, yet even they would have been forgiven had they only repented. What’s stopping you?

Profile

rhu: (Default)
Andrew M. Greene

January 2013

S M T W T F S
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags