[b-hebrew] XSD

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 
> with 
> and confirm the truth of what you say here! If I heard this here in 
> the 
> UK, where baseball is hardly played, I would take it that he had 
> either 
> hit her (struck out at her) or deleted her from his list of 
> prospects 
> (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 
> not 
> understand this.
> But I guess you wouldn't be much the wiser if I said that she must 
> have 
> bowled him a googly, although almost anyone in the UK, Australia and 
> New 
> Zealand would get the idea here.
> Well, this can teach us one thing about Hebrew, that we shouldn't 
> assume 
> a full understanding of Hebrew idioms from the partial information 
> that 
> we have. There may well be unique idioms in the Bible - and 
> similarly 
> unique senses of words like XSD.
> -- 
> Peter Kirk
> peter at qaya.org (personal)
> peterkirk at qaya.org (work)
> http://www.qaya.org> 

Or that a word like RaG:LfYiM can be used as a euphemism for 'genitals.'


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