Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Word of the Day: Parve

I discovered a very interesting website today, because it discovered me first. Owing to my aunt Bilha's colorful choice of words, my recent Gaza disengagement story and I have been inducted to Double-Tongued Word Wrester, a site by and for people who like words.

May I present the term "parve".

And I'll amplify the definition cited with the following insight to modern Israeli usage: When it's not referring to a type of food, "parve" typically describes a spineless person. One might note that my aunt's usage included that definition, though you could argue the point. With her.


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