George F Somsel
gfsomsel at juno.com
Thu Aug 25 21:16:55 EDT 2005
On Fri, 26 Aug 2005 01:36:07 +0100 Peter Kirk <peterkirk at qaya.org>
> Well, Karl, as one who is almost ignorant of baseball, I can agree
> and confirm the truth of what you say here! If I heard this here in
> UK, where baseball is hardly played, I would take it that he had
> hit her (struck out at her) or deleted her from his list of
> (struck her out). Having been told what the baseball term means, I
> supposed you mean that he had not succeeded with her, but I would
> understand this.
> But I guess you wouldn't be much the wiser if I said that she must
> bowled him a googly, although almost anyone in the UK, Australia and
> Zealand would get the idea here.
> Well, this can teach us one thing about Hebrew, that we shouldn't
> a full understanding of Hebrew idioms from the partial information
> we have. There may well be unique idioms in the Bible - and
> unique senses of words like XSD.
> Peter Kirk
> peter at qaya.org (personal)
> peterkirk at qaya.org (work)
Or that a word like RaG:LfYiM can be used as a euphemism for 'genitals.'
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