Tuesday, March 14, 2017

2422. Let's challah rabbi to join us

There are not many Jews up in Alva
To eat kugel and latkes and halvah
But whenever they nosh
They do it real posh
Snacks are served on a fine sterling salver.

Pop. 4,900.  Apologies for the near rhyme to end L5.


  1. No need to apologize for the end of L5. It could pass for the phonetics of the accent of some of these fine people. I thought you had done it deliberately that way. I was even going to mention how clever that was (but I guess I don't have to now, hehehe!)

  2. Thanks, Suz. I probably could have left off my L6 apology. 99% of New York Jews would say it "SALvuh", anyway!

    The Rs which they drop wind up being added to Bostonians' pronunciations --- like JFK's saying "Cuber" for Cuba.

    Actually, I hate that Americans' speech is becoming homogenized due to everyone's watching the same movies, TV shows, etc. One used to be able to tell where people were from by their accents. It's becoming increasingly difficult.

  3. Well, that's a sad thing, indeed! I remember when I was a kid, our whole family went to Florida by car. We went through Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and finally to Florida. We talked to a lot of people on the way - people who worked at diners, gas stations, motels; we even picked up a guy whose semi tractor trailer broke down (he was yakking a mile a minute and we couldn't understand a thing he said, but we loved it!) One of my fondest memories of that trip was hearing the people talk in their American accents - almost a different one for each state. I had no idea they are all getting homogenized now (do they live in milk cartons?)