Hebrew bloopers

Time for a break from all this politics. Liat Collins’ Hebrew fails in the Jerusalem Post qualifies as a break. With smiles, no less:

“A colleague thinking out of the box submitted this memory of a woman standing in line at the supermarket, preparing to have her groceries delivered. Since she was worried about them being crushed, she ordered: ‘Ten li od orgazim.’ You can figure out for yourselves what she said (albeit incorrectly). What she meant was “Give me more boxes (argazim).’”

Many more here. (I hope the link works without a subscription.)

0 responses to “Hebrew bloopers

  1. Hm… never thought of collection those, otherwise by now I would have owned a few thousands, I guess. Happens all the time.

  2. Considering Israel is the only place in the world where Hebrew is spoken for other than religious reasons, you’d think it wouldn’t be like this. Except that there’s a more or less continual influx of new arrivals who have to learn the language.