Monday, May 10, 2010

Speak your own language



As everyone knows, the native language of all Ashkenazic Jews is Yiddish. It says that the source of Loshen Koidesh is Malchus of Atzilus. But the source of Yiddish is Malchus of Attik — even higher. (Incidentally, that is also the source of Moshiach.)

35 comments:

The Real Shliach said...

What was the point of this post?

A Pseudo-Chossid said...

To promote beer.

A Pseudo-Chossid said...

(Which is really the point of most of my posts; it’s just more obvious in this one.)

The Real Shliach said...

Well yes, but what's with the whole native language thing?

A Pseudo-Chossid said...

Haven’t you watched the first commercial?

The Real Shliach said...

Yes.

A Pseudo-Chossid said...

So, what’s your question? The video talks about native language; our native language is Yiddish; end of story.

The Real Shliach said...

How am I supposed to know what they're talking about in that video?

A Pseudo-Chossid said...

Well, you could learn Czech.

But besides that, you could see a guy dressed in early-20th-century clothes making a few speeches, to which nobody pays any attention. Then you see him in a bar making a speech holding Czech beer, and he becomes inspired (which is the standard formula of these commercials) and inspires everyone. But then, when the waiter puts some more beer in front of him, and he says “Danke” (in German), everyone laughs.

So, all that, plus basic knowledge of Czech history (knowing that it was once part of German-speaking Austro-Hungarian Empire, but, like most countries in early 20th century, became inflamed by nationalist ideas is enough) means that the guy was speaking on the importance of national language, and Czech beer supposedly led to the revival of Czech language and nationalism.

The Real Shliach said...

Well, now I know.

A Pseudo-Chossid said...

The question you should be asking is whether the Czech really invented the motorcycle (and almost invented the airplane).

The Real Shliach said...

I should be?

A Pseudo-Chossid said...

If you watched the second commercial and know the history of mechanized vehicles.

The Real Shliach said...

What I learned from the second commercial is that beer is the cause of all goodness in the world.

A Pseudo-Chossid said...

What made you think of that? In the second commercial, he invents a motorcycle, inspired by beer.

They are mocked by the horse-cart driver (when they struggle on their bikes uphill), and then the second guy says something about what if the bicycles were driven by horses, or what if we had horse’s powers, and the second guy repeats: “Powers... horsepowers...” (this I know because Czech and Russian are close enough for me to understand a few words) and invents the motorcycle.

(Then he is seen looking at a bird and making a sketch of an airplane, but throws away the sketch as unrealistic.)

I wish more people nowadays worse mustache like the second guy.

The Real Shliach said...

I got the commercial- that's exactly why I said that beer is the source of all goodness in the world.

A Pseudo-Chossid said...

Well, beer is not the source of rainbows, for example. At the end of commercials, you can hear the line: “Pilsner Urquel inspiruye khutch” (I am transliterating).

inspiruye = inspires
khutch = chush (in Yiddish) = talent

I think it’s really cool how we know a lot more in foreign languages than we think we do. That’s why taking Latin and Greek was compulsory as a part of classical education. It allowed the person to understand English intuitively and understand Western civilization intuitively.

Which is why I think the way Jewish sources are taught in Yeshivos nowadays (from what I heard) is not the best. But what do I know?

The Real Shliach said...

Why are there rainbows? Because G-d is mad at the world. Why is G-d mad at the world? Because people are wasting their time drinking beer.

A Pseudo-Chossid said...

No, G-d is mad at the world, because people are intolerant and evil. Beer, on the other hand, brings people closer.

A Pseudo-Chossid said...

Plus, your hypothesis does not explain why rainbows have to be beautiful.

The Real Shliach said...

Who says rainbows have to be beautiful?

A Pseudo-Chossid said...

Exactly. They don’t. But they are. So, the beer is not the cause of the beauty of the rainbows.

The Real Shliach said...

Who says rainbows are beautiful?

A Pseudo-Chossid said...

I think it’s the general consensus of the populace.

The Real Shliach said...

The masses are asses.

A Pseudo-Chossid said...

Yes, but the beauty is by definition in the eye of the beholder (just read Kant). You don’t have to agree that rainbows are beautiful, but the fact that some people agree makes the rainbows beautiful for them.

The Real Shliach said...

Regardless, it's a well known scientific fact that all goodness comes from beer.

A Pseudo-Chossid said...

But science is sheker gomur, while the Bible is the truth. And the Bible says that the beer is a source of truth and beauty. In fact, everyone knows that the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Better was the hops.

The Real Shliach said...

And the fruit of the tree of evil and worse was Budweiser?

A Pseudo-Chossid said...

No, Barqs. Budweiser is just taking a beautiful idea and turning it into cat’s urine.

The Real Shliach said...

You don't like root beer?

A Pseudo-Chossid said...

Whether I like it or not is not the point. It is objectively immoral. Its producers kill dolphins and whales to make it.

The Real Shliach said...

Oh yes?

A Pseudo-Chossid said...

You betcha.

The Real Shliach said...

Hmm.