Re desert peoples: What to do with the discovery that one can more or less understand the Yiddish of the Stamford Hill Jews? They say such boring things – not a word about babies or wells.
- Yiddish and the Italian Welsh
Daffy-down-dilly has been and fled / Her yellow-green gown all stained in red. Featuring Google Translate’s transliteration service for unfamiliar scripts.
- London’s River Lea and Waltham Forest in Drayton’s 1622 Poly-Olbion
Now you see ’em, now you don’t.
- Spud crud
Disappointed to discover that Fats Waller’s taties in All that meat and no potatoes are not as grubby as Seamus Heaney’s (“Are your praties dry/And are they fit for digging?”/“Put in your spade and try,”/Says Dirty-Faced McGuigan.)
(The previous post contained a link to Alan & Jenny’s site for the St Louis Zipper Washboard Band, which …
- Hassidic reggae