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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #4040 on: March 20, 2024, 10:28:10 PM »
Me: Good morning (or the like)
Other: Boruch Hashem
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #4041 on: March 20, 2024, 10:29:40 PM »
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #4042 on: March 20, 2024, 10:34:40 PM »
Because the ת in בִּגְתָן doesn't get a דגש.

However the only reason ת in וָתֶרֶשׁ has no דגש is because it is preceded by a ו, just like the ב in וּבִנְיָמִֽן loses its דגש because of the ו which comes in front it the name Binyomin. בגדכפת in the beginning syllable or a word (as long as the preceding word doesn't end with an open syllable which connects to the word starting with בגדכפת) will get a דגש.
I still don't understand: why not Bigton? The second half of the word begins a new havorah.

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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #4043 on: March 21, 2024, 12:24:44 AM »
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #4044 on: March 21, 2024, 05:35:37 AM »
Because the ת in בִּגְתָן doesn't get a דגש.

However the only reason ת in וָתֶרֶשׁ has no דגש is because it is preceded by a ו, just like the ב in וּבִנְיָמִֽן loses its דגש because of the ו which comes in front it the name Binyomin. בגדכפת in the beginning syllable or a word (as long as the preceding word doesn't end with an open syllable which connects to the word starting with בגדכפת) will get a דגש.
Once it was brought up... True story. I was editing a sefer on Purim and he started discussing "Bigsan and Teresh." I corrected the first two times, then did a double take and said to myself, Actually, he's right! Changed it back.
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #4045 on: March 21, 2024, 12:07:03 PM »
I still don't understand: why not Bigton? The second half of the word begins a new havorah.

Haven't looked into it much. But it is a name in a foreign language after all (interestingly it seems like תרגום השבעים has the G and B sounds transposed).
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #4046 on: March 25, 2024, 09:55:00 AM »
The guy who eagerly yells "קדיש" before the ש״ץ even finishes saying המברך את עמו ישראל בשלום.

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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #4047 on: March 25, 2024, 11:41:36 AM »
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #4048 on: March 27, 2024, 05:37:20 PM »
Not a particularly good example as he clearly meant to reference הוי זהירים ברשות in that the government will not be of help.
It's a perfect example. Why leave hints instead of specifying what he's referring to?
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #4049 on: March 28, 2024, 02:51:20 PM »
Why does The Lakewood Scoop feel the need to somehow disable copying text from their website?
(Yes, I know you can do it by disabling JavaScript on the site or something like that.)
Anyway:



"Sic" is short for a Latin phrase, and it indicates that you are quoting something in the exact form in which it originally appeared.
It's used to tell the reader that an error in grammar, spelling, or fact was present in the source and did not originate with
you, not to indicate that the quoted person was expressing their own opinion which you are not endorsing by quoting it.
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #4050 on: March 28, 2024, 02:53:52 PM »
Why does The Lakewood Scoop feel the need to somehow disable copying text from their website?
(Yes, I know you can do it by disabling JavaScript on the site or something like that.)
maybe so it's harder for other sites to copy/paste stories? I have no clue though.

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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #4051 on: March 29, 2024, 12:05:44 AM »
"Sic" is short for a Latin phrase, and it indicates that you are quoting something in the exact form in which it originally appeared.
It's used to tell the reader that an error in grammar, spelling, or fact was present in the source and did not originate with
you, not to indicate that the quoted person was expressing their own opinion which you are not endorsing by quoting it.
Maybe they are explaining why THE idiot doesn't have a uppercase I

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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #4052 on: March 29, 2024, 12:08:55 AM »
Uh huh, which is why I've been experiencing it wherever I've been, in either country. It's illegal in both, btw. There are simply places where no one has the energy to enforce, and places where they do.
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #4053 on: March 29, 2024, 12:09:05 AM »
People who have a window seat and leave the shade open, blinding the rest of the passengers.

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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #4054 on: March 29, 2024, 12:10:02 AM »
People who have a window seat and leavethe shade open, blinding the rest of the passengers.
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #4055 on: March 29, 2024, 12:18:51 AM »
We are using the hebrew pronunciation anyhow. How was Achashverosh pronounced in Persian? Was it closer to the English Cyres?
Xerxes
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #4056 on: March 29, 2024, 12:51:04 AM »
I might have posted this before.

People who walk/stroll/stand in groups blocking or slowing pedestrian traffic on sidewalks. It should be illegal to walk in groups other than single file!
I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #4057 on: March 29, 2024, 01:27:54 AM »


We are using the hebrew pronunciation anyhow. How was Achashverosh pronounced in Persian? Was it closer to the English Cyres?

Xerxes
Etymology
Xérxēs (Ξέρξης) is the Greek and Latin (Xerxes, Xerses) transliteration of the Old Iranian Xšaya-ṛšā ("ruling over heroes"), which can be seen by the first part xšaya, meaning "ruling", and the second ṛšā, meaning "hero, man".[5] The name of Xerxes was known in Akkadian as Ḫi-ši-ʾ-ar-šá and in Aramaic as ḥšyʾrš.[6] Xerxes would become a popular name among the rulers of the Achaemenid Empire.[5]

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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #4058 on: March 29, 2024, 03:55:33 AM »
Wait, you learned in Mir Brooklyn?
Been in one Mir or the other all my life.
Why, is that a pet peeve of yours?  :P
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #4059 on: March 29, 2024, 07:37:36 AM »
Been in one Mir or the other all my life.
Why, is that a pet peeve of yours?  :P


Aren't we all? :P

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