Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Alphabet Soup, part 2: Who's Lita?

Following up on my December 14, 2005 rant, I present this latest list of terms seen in the J-blogosphere that I don't understand. If my readers would be be so kind as to enlighten me, I'd be most appreciative.

  • Moycheh (mocheh?) (?)
  • "Het ich velt ich"
  • bal korcheynu
  • sheker (related to "shikur, drunk," or spelled differently?)
  • Kefirah lehumra crowd
  • Machshovo (machshava ?)
  • kesovim (ketovim?)

And, last but not least, in honor of our favorite "thermonuclear" telepath from the late lamented TV sci fi show "Babylon 5":

  • lita

Periodic updates of this list may follow. You have been warned. :)


Blogger PsychoToddler said...

Let's see:

Moycheh (mocheh?) (?) Erase?

"Het ich velt ich" Beats me, but sounds painful

bal korcheynu : against our will

sheker (related to "shikur, drunk," or spelled differently?): lie

Kefirah lehumra crowd : Kefirah is heresy, humra is a stringency...serious heresy?

Machshovo (machshava ?): thought, philosophy (computers in israel)

kesovim (ketovim?): writings?

Lots of phlegm up there. Have you seen this?

Wed Mar 08, 05:00:00 PM 2006  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Thanks for the info. But what happened to "lita?" Sigh. No one ever gave Lyta any credit. (Sorry, folks, just an inside joke between B5 fans.)

Thu Mar 09, 07:55:00 AM 2006  
Blogger PsychoToddler said...

Lita: Lithuania?

Thu Mar 09, 01:43:00 PM 2006  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...


Thanks for the link, but the Brekher comedy audio file isn't so funny for someone whose hard-of-hearing kid couldn't make himself understood until he was roughly four.

Fri Mar 10, 02:00:00 AM 2006  
Blogger BZ said...

sheker (lie)שקר is with a kuf, and shikor (drunk) שכור is with a kaf, so they're not related.

Mon Apr 03, 12:49:00 AM 2006  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

BZ, thanks for the spelling lesson. :)

Mon Apr 03, 11:44:00 PM 2006  

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