[lit-ideas] Re: ya want weird?

  • From: David Ritchie <ritchierd@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 03 Jun 2004 15:08:31 -0700

on 6/3/04 7:17 AM, JulieReneB@xxxxxxx at JulieReneB@xxxxxxx wrote:

> http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/europe/06/03/france.heart.ap/index.html
> This has to qualify as the top weirdest story I've ever read in my life.
> Really.  The top.
> Julie Krueger
Not quite as weird, but certainly strange:

Auld langs syne oyf yidish !


Why the extra "s" in lang, do you think?  A typo, or an aid to pronunciation
for people who, mistakenly, think the words "syne" and "sein" sound the same
(it's "syne," with a soft "s," pronounced the same as "sign").

File all under "synes of the times," I suppose.

David Ritchie
Portland, Oregon

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