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Take Back Brouhaha!

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(Ravi Joshi/Tablet Magazine)

Winner gets a free Nextbook Press book appropriate to his or her comment (if he or she emails me at with his or her mailing address).

This week’s winner is “Geoff,” who suggested, apropos my report on the insidious origins of the word “brouhaha”: “So let’s reclaim it, the way the LGBT movement has reclaimed ‘queer.’ Then the ‘ha-ha’ will be on the anti-Semites.”

Good thinkin’! Geoff’s interest in power and linguistics nets him a copy of Ilan Stavans’ Resurrecting Hebrew.

‘Brouhaha’ Provokes a You-Know-What
Resurrecting Hebrew [Nextbook Press]

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Take Back Brouhaha!

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