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Monday, May 2, 2011

Hebrew Nerdiness

Did you know the Hebrew word for "know" is "yadah?"  Brian wants to know if Seinfeld's yadda-yadda-yadda is a phrase that's come out of the Jewish culture's knowledge of Hebrew.

Like when Elaine said something to the effect of, "So I met this guy, and we ended up back at his apartment, and yadda-yadda-yadda, and the next morning we..."  George calls her on it and says, "Wait a minute!  You can't yadda-yadda-yadda sex!"  In this context yadda-yadda-yadda means, "well, you know."  "We ended up back at his apartment, and well...you know...and the next morning..." 

Know.  Yadda.  Sounds like a lazy pronunciation of yadah to me.  It's at least interesting to consider.  I'm such a nerd.  But Brian started it!

Anyone know for sure?

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