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August 28, 2008

Brian Williams said "mishegos" three times

Does America actually know what mishegos means? How does Brian Williams know what it means?

It means craziness by the way.

Here's what he said:

Well last night I talked about the mishegos. Three days of mishegos into the final night at Mile High. And the mishegos is all over. Tips of the hat all over the place from the nominee...as Chuck pointed out, to the Clintons...

But seriously, does middle America understand what the hell he's saying? I've heard the word my whole life and I was so startled to hear it said by a national news anchor that I couldn't follow what the hell he was saying. Especially since it was another slap at the Democratic party.

It's mishugge to have more than one qualified candidate for office? When did political parties stop being a place to grapple with political decisions? Why the hell is the media so stuck in internecine conflict? Why can't they accept that healthy conflict strengthens political conviction?

Oy gevalt!

simple Yiddish dictionary here, at Rachel Sage, a Jewish musician's site

Posted by cj at August 28, 2008 8:33 PM


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