The letters of our thoughts are the ideas present in our mind before they come to realization . . . Thoughts that are, yet not felt . . . The words of the subconscious . . . of the soul . . .

These are the LETTERS OF MY THOUGHTS.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Weekly Riddle 5


Three for the fathers, four for the mothers.
In me, I deny all others.
Exact I am, to the string.
Split in parts, unity I bring.

What am I?

10 ponts.
5 points if anyone besides E can tell me E's middle name.
3 points if someone can think of a good Goyishe name for TRS.




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49 comments:

Crawling Axe said...

Kesuba?

Sholom.

Stanley.

sarabonne said...

That rope made up of mitzvot, connecting us to G-d. Faith and all that jazz.

Yosef?

Bubba.

yitz.. said...

when I read it, I thought of the letter Shin.

le7 said...

Okay E. doesn't have a middle name. (I know this because I was at a YomTov Meal with him and another E. and they were trying to get the other one to divulge their middle name so we could distinguish).

I think TRS would make a good Chris.

e said...

the luchos?

My middle name is "& nbsp;"

TRS ought to be "Justin." "Justin" works really in puns. You can say things like "Call him Justin case," or "Oh! He arrived Justin time!"

le7 said...

Yeah but Justin is ugly.

e said...

and chris?

e said...

chris is way goyish

le7 said...

Well it was supposed to be a goyish name...

I renamed my old landpeople"Gerald and Phyllis" and the younger tanya-rabbi and wife "Brian and Megan."

e said...

cute. it would be cuter if I knew them. But still cute.

le7 said...

When we're bored on Shabbos we rename all the frummies with goyish names.. it's entertaining. Try it. What would you be is the question?

Matthew or Andrew?

e said...

hmmm. they both have appeal. for a while I like eric.

e said...

"Andrew's" rhythm is similar to my name's. Matthew is too goyish. forget it. Andrew is my choice.

le7 said...

Hmm Eric is good. Andrew? Not John or Paul or Jesus?

e said...

are you looking for goyish names, or english names?

le7 said...

I was joking. Andrew is OK but Eric is better.

e said...

Maybe I could do a combo name, like Sebastion.

le7 said...

Andrew and Eric don't go together. Eric Matthew yes, but not Andrew Eric. You need to learn the subtleties of goyish names...

e said...

In general, in the goyish world, people don't go by multiple names.

le7 said...

Um yes they do. If you're a northerner you have middle initials. (Mine is S. My Dad's is F. My grandfather's is X.).

If you're a southerner then you go by two names. My grandma is Edna Mae, my Dad's wife is Linda Kay...

e said...

Aha! but do you go by your middle initials? Back in the day, did they call you "elyse s"?

le7 said...

No but if my mother was mad she called me Elyse Samantha... how did you know my name was Elyse?

Mottel said...

No one has figured out the riddle yet . . . Though Yitz.. did touch upon something . . .
-CA: TRS is such a Stanley!
-LE7: You get the E points!
-E: I see E as an Albert or a Paul.

Chris is too goyish, Justin is to fruity.

E: lav davka. It's less common then by us, who come from the Judeo-German tradition (sefardim also tend to be one name shows), but many people have two names . . . Look at our presidents for example (Hussein, Walker etc)

e said...

because you told me. duh.

Middle names which are used only when parents are angry don't count.

What does x stand for? Xavier?

Mottel said...

-LE7: X? What was his middle name? Xerxes?
And if you're from LA . . . You go by one name.

e said...

the points are for the person who knows that i have no middle name? what kind of lame riddle is that? And aren't you impressed with my geeky answer?

I never said that goyim don't have multiple names. I said that they don't go by multiple names.

le7 said...

And I said southerners do go by two names. That's why I always laugh when I meet "Sarah Chaya"s and whatnot because only southerners go by two names.

Yes Xavier. Francis Xavier. He was named after a pope...

e said...

ha! I knew it! There are no other names that start with x.

le7 said...

Not true.

I'm a friend of a mother of two who both of her children's names start with an X. Xitzel and Ximon... then there is always Xavier...

Crawling Axe said...

Russians are the most goyishe goyim there are, and they go by their middle names all the time. I.e., it’s a polite form to call someone by their first and second name instead of Mr. ___, as anyone who has read any Russian classical literature knows. (Although now it’s changing, but only to the point of “Mr. ___” also being acceptable.)

Mottel said...

E: I loved your answer! But LE7 got ot forst . . . But for geek cred i'll give you 2 points too!
-CA: That's not a normal name it's a patronymic!

Crawling Axe said...

What does “normal name” mean? Sometimes they are called just by the second name (albeit much-much more casually).

Modeh B'Miktsas said...

1-HQBH you chassidishe amoratzim

2- no clue

3-Grace (literal translation of chanan) Nobody said it has to be a goyisheboy's name!

le7: Only southern women go by two names.

Mottel said...

-Modeh:
1. Wrong
2. :-)
3. Cute - 3 bonus points.

The Kennedy's had and used second names:
JFK, RFK etc.

Crawling Axe said...

Riddle answer on behalf of someone else: Shabbos?

Crawling Axe said...

Kennedies were (are) freaks.

Mottel said...

No one has got it so far. I'll give you a clue - but I need to daven.

sarabonne said...

Is it davening? shachrit, mincha, maariv?

le7 said...

Avos and Emos?

The Real Shliach said...

You're all wrong. My name would be Karl.

Sebastion said...

No, you are totally a chris.

le7 said...

Well I just took a quiz named "What will your future husband's name be?" and I got Eric. So I guess your goyish name be Eric.

m said...

Tefillin,
shin on one side with 3,
on the other with 4,
inside is shema , talks about achdus hashem,
very particular even in the sewing,
split in 4 batim,
unity of g-d, or uniting a jew with G-d.

Mottel said...

-TRS: You're not allowed to name yourself!
-LE7: But you yourself said E is Eric . . . now that's getting gross!
-M: Bing Bing Bing! We have a winner! 10 points (and second week in a row)

Cheerio said...

stanley is such a jewish name!
i like e. being eric. i could see that.
and southern men also go by two names. what about billy bob?

Rabbi Lars Shalom said...

a rosary bead

chanie said...

Riddle- Nefesh Elokit? The avot have three, the imahot have four...because it's a chelek eloka mimaal, it denies all other entities [other than G-dliness]. Exactly measured- each person has one uniquely his own-string I dunno...
Split in parts- each Yid has a separate part, but because it's all a chelek of Hashem, it brings us to unity. Sooo...nefesh elokit- or Hashem- which is basically the same idea behind both.

As for good name for TRS- Thomas/Tom. (Karl Marx?:P)

Mottel said...

-Lars: Still crazy?
-Chanie: The answer was tefillin . . . see above my previous comment.

chanie said...

Oof, didn't see that...
Oh, well.