wildernesscat: (efes)
Why do people keep printing postcards with spelling mistakes in them?



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wildernesscat: (danny_and_daddy)
.ногá החבר'ה במשרד גילו לי כוכב חדש בשמי כדור הארץ, עם השם הרוסי המוזר


wildernesscat: (efes)
ברית אזורים תאומות

More stupid grammar. The writers in the KY paper fail in taking apart a simple Hebrew idiom, and replacing one word.

wildernesscat: (efes)
03052012167

What's wrong with these people? If you don't know Hebrew, don't publish a newspaper.

wildernesscat: (kfaryona)
Michal Ben-Lulu ... bad girlMichal Ben-Lulu, the sut


What did we do to deserve these ornaments?

The one on the school fence has a missing letter in it. I bet the writer's acquaintance with that institution is purely by way of "art".

hebrewdybr

Feb. 28th, 2012 08:23 am
wildernesscat: (magician)
Yesterday I took the exam in "Medieval Hebrew" at the OpenU. The course turned out to be more difficult than I had initially expected, and I had to spend many hours on my home assignments. It was to my great surprise (after all that torture) that when yesterday I opened the exam paper, it looked distinctly familiar. They simply copied the "sample exam" from the textbook word for word!.. If only I had known that, I would have spent a lot more time solving it. Well, in any case, it was pretty simple. I didn't have to open the Bible even once, although it was okay to use it for reference. Next course - "Modern Hebrew". Now I just need to find a semester when they give it again.

wildernesscat: (good)
Studied with my eldest son for his school test (in Bible), and encountered this enchanting remark in 1 Samuel 9,7-9:

וַיֹּאמֶר שָׁאוּל לְנַעֲרוֹ, וְהִנֵּה נֵלֵךְ וּמַה-נָּבִיא לָאִישׁ - כִּי הַלֶּחֶם אָזַל מִכֵּלֵינוּ, וּתְשׁוּרָה אֵין-לְהָבִיא לְאִישׁ הָאֱלֹהִים: מָה, אִתָּנוּ. וַיֹּסֶף הַנַּעַר, לַעֲנוֹת אֶת-שָׁאוּל, וַיֹּאמֶר, הִנֵּה נִמְצָא בְיָדִי רֶבַע שֶׁקֶל כָּסֶף; וְנָתַתִּי לְאִישׁ הָאֱלֹהִים, וְהִגִּיד לָנוּ אֶת-דַּרְכֵּנוּ. לְפָנִים בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל, כֹּה-אָמַר הָאִישׁ בְּלֶכְתּוֹ לִדְרוֹשׁ אֱלֹהִים, לְכוּ וְנֵלְכָה, עַד-הָרֹאֶה: כִּי לַנָּבִיא הַיּוֹם, יִקָּרֵא לְפָנִים הָרֹאֶה.

Or in English:

[7] Then said Saul to his servant, But, behold, if we go, what shall we bring the man? for the bread is spent in our vessels, and there is not a present to bring to the man of God: what have we?
[8] And the servant answered Saul again, and said, Behold, I have here at hand the fourth part of a shekel of silver: that will I give to the man of God, to tell us our way.
[9] (Beforetime in Israel, when a man went to inquire of God, thus he spake, Come, and let us go to the seer: for he that is now called a Prophet was beforetime called a Seer)


The biblical writer actually does a little bit of diachronic research here, and publishes his findings as a side note :)

wildernesscat: (Default)
Today I learned (TIL) that my younger son is not capable of uttering the 'h' sound. I was helping him read a passage from his 1st graders' language book, and there was a sentence about the lion sleeping in the forest on top of a mountain (האריה ישן ביער על ההר, ha-ariyeh yashen baya'ar al hahar). This last 'hahar' just didn't come out right, no matter how hard I tried. The kid would always say a'ar (as if with an aleph), and all my efforts to explain the difference were in vain. The elder son has no such trouble, as he has an 'h' in his name, but as for the younger generation ... It's a consonant we're bound to lose eventually I'm afraid.

wildernesscat: (efes)
Хау из май драйвинг?and contagious.

Ани нахаг захир. Им харагти, хиткашер.

wildernesscat: (good)
סצנה בגן עדן:
- אלהים אדירים, יש כאן קבוצת אתיאיסטים שבאו לביקור.
- תגיד להם, שאני איננו.

wildernesscat: (efes)
Two kindses?

Hate it when people make grammatical mistakes in street signs. Grrrrr...

wildernesscat: (Default)
Without searching the net, can you guess what the word "תשנית" (tashnit) means?

wildernesscat: (Default)
פסקי ההלכה ההזוים ביותר של השנים האחרונות. לקרוא ולבכות.

http://www.hofesh.org.il/articles/halacha/piskey-halacha/piskey-halacha.html

(reposted from http://wildernesscat.greatestjournal.com)

wildernesscat: (youre_not)
http://news.walla.co.il/?w=//1196839

Horrible, horrible story. Although the 12-y/o kid in the picture looks married...

wildernesscat: (danny_and_daddy)
המלצר הנמרץ הביא ארבע מנות שקשוקה והעמיד אותן לפני הלקוחות. פתאום משהו העיב על בטחונו במילוי המשימה.
- "רגע", אמר לאחד הסועדים, "אתה הזמנת שקשוקה פֶטָה? תן לי לראות מה יש לך שם!"
- "בוחַן פֶטָה", חשב [livejournal.com profile] wildernesscat.
wildernesscat: (seedling)
I hope the addressee got the message in time...

wildernesscat: (shootdog)
"נכנסתי לחדר אחריו. ביקשו שאקרא את המשפט בערבית. אמרתי אותו בעברית במבטא ערבי כבד: 'וואללה, תראו את בניין האמבייר סטייט, הוא כל כך גבוה שאני לא רואה את סופו'. מאוד חששתי שמישהו יעלה על הבלוף הזה, אבל זה לא קרה. כך קיבלתי את התפקיד הראשון שלי בהוליווד".
wildernesscat: (efes)
Watched "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country" on TV. What a mess in the subtitles.
Bird of Prey - ציפור תפילות
at ease! - !בקלות
warp drive - חבל גרירה
... and that's just from briefly glancing at the bottom of the screen. Any 12-y/o Trekkie could have done a better job.

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