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Hebronics.

Monday, May 21, 2012

New York City Public Schools have officially declared Jewish English, now dubbed Hebronics, as a second language.
Backers of the move say the city schools are the first in the nation to recognize Hebronics as a valid language and a significant attribute of American culture.

According to Howard Ashland, linguistics professor at Brooklyn College and renowned Hebronics scholar, the sentence structure of Hebronics derives from middle and eastern European language patterns, as well as Yiddish.

Professor Shulman explains, "In Hebronics, the response to any question is usually another question with a complaint that is either implied or stated.

Thus 'How are you?' may be answered, 'How should I be, with my bad feet?'

Shulman says that Hebronics is a superb linguistic vehicle for expressing sarcasm or skepticism. An example is the repetition of a word with "sh" or "shm" at the beginning: "Mountains, shmountains. Stay away. You should want a nosebleed?"

Another Hebronics pattern is moving the subject of a sentence to the end, with its pronoun at the beginning: "It's beautiful; that dress."

Shulman says one also sees the Hebronics verb moved to the end of the sentence. Thus the response to a remark such as "He's slow as a turtle," could be: "Turtle shmurtle! Like a fly in Vaseline he walks."

Shulman provided the following examples from his best-selling textbook, Switched-On Hebronics:

Question: "What time is it?"
English answer: "Sorry, I don't know."
Hebronic response: "What am I, a clock?"

Remark: "I hope things turn out okay."
English answer: "Thanks."
Hebronic response: "I should be so lucky!"

Remark: "Hurry up. Dinner's ready."
English answer: "Be right there."
Hebronic response: "Alright already, I'm coming. What's with the 'hurry' business?"

Remark: "I like the tie you gave me; I wear it all the time."
English answer: "Glad you like it."
Hebronic response: "So what's the matter; you don't like the other ties I gave you?"

Remark: "Sarah and I are engaged."
English answer: "Congratulations! "
Hebronic response: "She could stand to lose a few pounds."
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INFLATED 6/1/2012 10:06PM

    My husband said on our trip to Wyoming, "There's a tunnel at the end of the rainbow."

Hebronics-funnny stuff.

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DESERTDREAMERS 5/31/2012 1:45AM

    Yep - I think bilingual I am, too!

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BESEVEN 5/22/2012 7:53AM

    Hey, I'm bilingual and didn't even know it! I'm a fluent Hebronics speaker!
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PROVERBS31JULIA 5/21/2012 11:43PM

    This is great!! Maybe I really am Jewish?? (biologically). It always make sense, that way. And the sarcasm - alright already! I grew up that way. I'm still learning. Ha. Some of it like the pronoun example "it's beautiful, the dress" is also done in American Sign Language.

hmm Methinks Yoda is Jewish?????

And I always loved the part in the "Fiddler on the Roof" where they ask the Rabbi if he can bless someone as mean as the Tzar, and he said "Certainly! May the Lord bless and keep the Tzar.....far, far away from us!!"

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EDDYMEESE 5/21/2012 11:36PM

    HA HA!!!

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    Funny schmunny (LOL!)

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Never squat with your spurs on!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Will Rogers, who died in a 1935 plane crash, was one of the greatest political sages this country has ever known.

Some of his sayings:

1. Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco.

2. Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.

3. There are two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither works.

4. Never miss a good chance to shut up.

5. Always drink upstream from the herd.

6. If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.

7. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it and put it back into your pocket.

8. There are three kinds of men:
The ones that learn by reading.
The few who learn by observation.
The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence and find out for themselves.

9. Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.

10. If you're riding' ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still there.

11. Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier 'n puttin' it back.

12. After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring.
He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him.
The moral: When you're full of bull s*it, keep your mouth shut.

ABOUT GROWING OLDER...

First ~ Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.

Second ~ The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.

Third ~ Some people try to turn back their odometers.
Not me; I want people to know 'why' I look this way.
I've travelled a long way, and some of the roads weren't paved.

Fourth ~ When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, think of Algebra.

Fifth ~ You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.

Sixth ~ I don't know how I got over the hill without getting to the top. [ain't it the truth! ]

Seventh ~ One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it's such a nice change from being young.

Eighth ~ One must wait until evening to see how splendid the day has been.

Ninth ~ Being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.

Tenth ~ Long ago, when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft.
Today it's called golf.

And, finally ~ If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you're old.
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DESERTDREAMERS 5/20/2012 11:46PM

    He was a great philosopher!

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LORIAPO 5/20/2012 6:47PM

    I enjoyed these.
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    I enjoyed these.
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MILLISMA 5/20/2012 1:42PM

    I've always loved this. What a great man he was....especially the last one...lol

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GAYLLYNNE 5/20/2012 9:16AM

    Love these!! Thanks for posting!

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MRE1956 5/20/2012 6:47AM

    Yep - he sure knew what he was talkin' about!

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Some Good Puns.

Friday, May 18, 2012

1. King Ozymandias of Assyria was running low on cash after years of war with the Hittites. His last great possession was the Star of the Euphrates, the most valuable diamond in the ancient world. Desperate, he went to Croesus, the pawnbroker, to ask for a loan.
Croesus said, "I'll give you 100,000 dinars for it."
"But I paid a million dinars for it," the King protested."Don't you know who I am? I am the king!"
Croesus replied, "When you wish to pawn a Star, makes no difference who you are."

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2. Evidence has been found that William Tell and his family were avid bowlers. Unfortunately, all the Swiss League records were destroyed in a fire, ...
and so we'll never know for whom the Tells bowled.

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3. A man rushed into a busy doctor's surgery and shouted,"Doctor! I think I'm shrinking!" The doctor calmly responded,
"Now, settle down. You'll just have to be a little patient."

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4. An Indian chief was feeling very sick, so he summoned the medicine man. After a brief examination, the medicine man took out a long, thin strip of elk rawhide and gave it to the chief, telling him to bite off, chew, and swallow one inch of the leather every day.
After a month, the medicine man returned to see how the chief was feeling.
The chief shrugged and said,
"The thong is ended, but the malady lingers on."

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5. A famous Viking explorer returned home from a voyage and found his name missing from the town register. His wife insisted on complaining to the local civic official, who apologized profuselysaying,
"I must have taken Leif off my census."

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6. There were three Indian squaws. One slept on a deer skin, one slept on an elk skin, and the third slept on a hippopotamus skin. All three became pregnant.
The first two each had a baby boy. The one who slept on the hippopotamus skin had twin boys. This just goes to prove that...
the squaw of the hippopotamus is equal to the sons of the squaws of the other two hides...

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7. A sceptical anthropologist was cataloguing South American folk remedies with the assistance of a tribal elder who indicated that the leaves of a particular fern were a sure cure for any case of constipation. When the anthropologist expressed his doubts, the elder looked him in the eye and said,
"Let me tell you, with fronds like these, you don't need enemas."
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Blond Joke of the Week: Chain Saw!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

A blonde man walks into a hardware store and asks for a chain saw that will cut 6 trees in one hour.

The salesman recommends the top of the line model. The blonde man is suitably impressed, and buys it.

The next day he brings it back, complaining that it would only cut down 1 tree and it took ALL DAY!

The salesman takes the chain saw, starts it up to see what's wrong, and the blonde man says, "What's that noise?"

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Frank was a man who believed that numbers had meaning.

He was born on 5/5/35. He had five children and he lived on 555 East 55th St.
For the past five years he had earned $55,000 a year, working at Saks Fifth Avenue.

On his 55th birthday, he went to the racetrack and learned that a horse
named Numero Cinco was running in the fifth race that afternoon.

Five minutes before the race started at 5:05 p.m. he went to the fifth window and put down his life savings of $555,000.

Sure enough: Numero Cinco finished fifth.
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After twelve years of therapy my psychiatrist
said something that brought tears to my eyes.
He said, "No hablo ingles."
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The distraught patient told his marriage counsellor:
"I was in Brazil on business and I e-mailed my wife
that I'd be back a day early.
I raced home from the airport and found her in bed with my best friend!
How could she do this to me?"
"Well," said the counsellor after a long pause,
"Maybe she didn't get the e-mail!"
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During his hosting of You Bet Your Life, Groucho Marx interviewed
a contestant who had given birth to 22 children.
"I love my husband," she said, enthusiastically.
"I like my cigar too," Groucho said. "But I take it out once in a while."
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A lawyer arrives at the Pearly Gates and is greeted by St. Peter.
"There must be some mistake," says the lawyer,
I'm only fifty-two. I'm too young to die!"
"That's odd," says St. Peter. "According to your
time sheets, you're eighty-nine!"
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I had dinner with my father last night, and I made
a classic Freudian slip.
I meant to say "Pass the salt" and it came out
"You shmuck, you ruined my childhood!"
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LITTLEWIND53 8/10/2012 8:42PM

    emoticon Good Ones.....

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    Thanks for the morning smile!

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TELL ME THIS WON'T HAPPEN TO US!!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Three sisters, ages 92, 94 and 96, all live in a house together.
One night the 96-year-old draws a bath. She puts her foot in and pauses. She yells to the other sisters, 'Was I getting in or out of the bath?'
The 94-year-old yells back, 'I don't know. I'll come up and see.' She starts up the stairs and pauses, 'Was I going up the stairs or down?
The 92-year-old is sitting at the kitchen table having tea listening to her sisters, she shakes her head and says, 'I sure hope I never get that forgetful, knock on wood.'
She then yells, 'I'll come up and help both of you as soon as I see who's at the door' $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Three retirees, each with a hearing loss, were playing golf one fine March day. One remarked to the other, "Windy, isn't it?"
"No," the second man replied, "it's Thursday."
And the third man chimed in, "So am I. Let's have a beer."
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A little old lady named Lynn was going up and down the halls in a nursing home. As Lynn walked, she would flip up the hem of her nightgown and say "Supersex."
She walked up to an elderly man in a wheelchair. Flipping her gown at him, she said, "Supersex."
He sat silently for a moment or two and finally answered, "I'll take the soup." ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Two elderly ladies had been friends for many decades. Over the years, they had shared all kinds of activities and adventures. Lately, their activities had been limited to meeting a few times a week to play cards.
One day, they were playing cards when one looked at the other and said, "Now don't get mad at me. I know we've been friends for a long time, but I just can't think of your name! I've thought and thought, but I can't remember it. Please tell me what your name is.."
Her friend glared at her for at least three minutes; she just stared and glared at her. Finally she said, "How soon do you need to know?" ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

As a senior citizen was driving down the freeway, his cell phone rang. Answering, he heard his wife's voice urgently warning him,
"Herman,I just heard on the news that there's a car going the wrong way on Interstate 77. Please be careful!"
"Heck," said Herman, "It's not just one car. It's hundreds of them!" #########################################

Two elderly women named Ethel and Mildred were out driving in a largecar--both could barely see over the dashboard. As they were cruising along, they came to an intersection. The stop light was red, but they just went on through.
Mildred, in the passenger seat thought to herself 'I must be losing it. I could have sworn we just went through a red light.'
After a few more minutes, they came to another intersection and the light was red. Again, they went right through.
Mildred in the passenger seat was almost sure that the light had been red but was really concerned that she was losing it. She was getting nervous.
At the next intersection, sure enough, the light was red and they went on through. So, she turned to the other woman and said, "Ethel, did you know that we just ran through three red lights in a row? You could have killed us both!"
Ethel turned to her and said, "Oh, crap, am I driving?"
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56ROSE 5/16/2012 12:19PM

    LOL Thanks for sharing this!

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SAL2525 5/16/2012 11:24AM

    A very nice addition to a dreary day. Thanks for sharing!

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ILOVEROSES 5/16/2012 10:58AM

    Mary Anne, I hope not for a looong time, at least 30 years lol.

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Yup, this is where we're heading!

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