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November 15, 2007

¡Hasta la lingua! Goodbye, tongue! Hello, pastrami!

http://www.jewishjournal.com/blog/item/hasta_la_lingua_goodbye_tongue_hello_pastrami/


From the BBC:

An indigenous language in southern Mexico is in danger of disappearing because its last two speakers have stopped talking to one another.


Of course, this begs the question “If two Jews means three opinions, how many languages do two Jews speak?”

OK.  Maybe not ‘of course,’ but with the writers on strike, it’s hard to get a good segue in this town!

At The Jewish Journal, people speak English, Hebrew, and Farsi;  sometimes the odd Yiddish or Yinglish word sneaks in.

I’d post some more—I’m fascinated with words—but I’m not speaking with you anymore.

Instead, let’s all sing along to the only song I know that mentions pastrami—the klezmer classic ‘Rumania, Rumania

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