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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Weird Sign Wednesday XI

Due to next week's Weird Sign Wednesday coming out on Yom Tov, this week I'm giving y'all a double dosage of weirdness . . . Playing on the Yiddish Meme of past weeks, we have two fine examples of NYC government appealing to it's large Chassidic base for either their votes - or participation in government programs. I find these signs amusing - both in terms of their awkward Yivo Yiddish (mostly in the case of the second sign) and the irony that people think Yiddish signs will sway constituents or are needed to get people to be part of census. 

In a certain way this sign for Bil Thompson particularly annoys me - it stresses the selfish nature of frum communities to care for no other policies then those that feed into their own pockets. Such shtick gets people like Yvette Clarke in congress, who despite representing several large frum communities, can condmen Israel . . .  sigh.

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e said...

The fact is that in Williamsburg and Boro Park a lot of people will not read political signs in English and will read them in Yiddish.

Anonymous said...

while we are on the subject. check this out


redsneakz said...

Interestingly enough, the first fights about bi-lingual education were fought in Chelsea, Massachusetts in the early 1900's - for Yiddish.

And so it goes.