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A Common Language

Today on Tablet, Allan Metcalf on a new crowd-sourced dictionary

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Today on Tablet, Allan Metcalf reports on a new dictionary of Jewish English words.

Benor’s Lexicon is a sturdy youngster, having made its appearance on the Internet only a couple of months ago. Its vocabulary is only 700-plus words at the moment (including over 200 not in any other Jewish English dictionary), but that’s more than the repertoire of any human barely 2 months old. And it’s growing rapidly, with a word or two added almost every day.

What words qualify? Learn more about the project here.

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Charles says:

what is shul: Lew, Treasury Secretary, always goes to shul.

Love your kluts, your schnorring: sounds like oneof those fierce dogs schnorring, in one of Stephen King’s movies, doesn’t it?

C’est magnifique, as some will say in the Midwest!


Charles Reesink


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A Common Language

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