Tuesday, August 08, 2006

The Joys of Yiddish

I know I have been posting slowly lately....but this cheered me up.

[See Leo] Rosten's classic riddle — "What's green, hangs on a wall and whistles?" The original version appears in The Joys of Yiddish, where the answer is "A Herring" (as you can paint it green, nail it to the wall and the whistling part is added just to make the riddle hard).

Wikipedia, The Joys of Yiddish

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