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Monday, June 12, 2006

Newly Christened Cocktail

Shifra, sharp as always, comes up with a great name for the cocktail I "invented" and recommended. Warning: men, this is a very vaibishe drink - you are not going to be running to try this one, though your wives will probably love it.

19 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Momopolitans! PRICELESS! You should market them. I am serious.

10:02 AM  
Blogger Somewhat Anonymous said...

Post title pedantry - "christened"? I know its a regular English word, but I wonder (seriously wonder, I don't know the answer to this, and don't mean to imply criticism) if, given the "shoresh" of the word its one that we should be making use of.

12:55 PM  
Anonymous Disbelief said...

This after all your haranguing about drinking?!!!

1:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who appointed you the blog taliban, somewhat anon? Haven't you embarrassed yourself enough on OM's post about the Newsday articles? Now it's semantic intolerance too?

1:22 PM  
Anonymous Ten Jew Very Much said...

Yeah, anti-semantic.

1:51 PM  
Blogger Somewhat Anonymous said...

See the parentheses in my original post - Not sure how posing a genuine question qualifies me as the Blog Taliban.

(Question to the Blog Hostess - Am I coming off as way out of line (or needlessly hectoring and provocative) here and in other posts? I hadn't though so, but its your blog, so I may as well check with you)

1:53 PM  
Blogger orthomom said...


Somewhat Anonymous said...

See the parentheses in my original post - Not sure how posing a genuine question qualifies me as the Blog Taliban.


Your question was fine, though I disagree. I feel the word "christen" has adequately taken on the meaning of "to name" without having to worry about its origin. just my opinion.


(Question to the Blog Hostess - Am I coming off as way out of line (or needlessly hectoring and provocative) here and in other posts? I hadn't though so, but its your blog, so I may as well check with you)


Not yet, but I'll let you know if you start. ;)

2:06 PM  
Blogger Somewhat Anonymous said...

I'm not anti-semantic, some of my best friends use proper wording!

;-)

2:06 PM  
Blogger Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Gross Gross GROOOOOSSSSSSSS!

Sorry, couldn't resist...but barf! Just thinking about it gives me the yuck shivers.

2:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Newly MINTED may have made just as much sense without the controversy.

3:09 PM  
Blogger Somewhat Anonymous said...

No point in avoiding the controversy if there's nothing wrong with the use of the word though.

I know that "good luck charms" that have their source in Avoda Zarah (like statues of elephants) are forbidden even if no one worships it as such anymore. My question was based on whether this concept extends to language.

3:36 PM  
Blogger XVI (R) - NY said...

While dealing with words and semantics, I find it very funny that you choose to "hit the juice"... now with 0% actual juice.

Interestingly enough, Ive mixed CL and vodka before and if I may reccomend, try the raspberry lemonade. Its a great mish.

7:57 PM  
Blogger Lakewood Venter said...

Geez! I really don't think there is anything wrong with using a word in the English language that may have roots in something christian. If you were to study the roots of many words in our language which are derived from latin, you will be surprised to find countless words, phrases, and names that are derived from VERY christian and paegan sources! The seforimm discuss this as a reason that Jews should converse soley in Lashon Hakodesh. But since we are OK with English as a whole, no point in making an issue over one particular word which you happen to know gets its root from the christians. Geez!

8:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

talk about bcoming part of the problem in regards to drinking at kidushim, childrens b-day parties etc.. instead of the solution.

9:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

are you serious? nothing wrong with an adult having a drink. in fact showing children that we can do things in moderation and responsibly is actually a good thing.

10:30 AM  
Blogger Shifra said...

Did OM or I say anything about where, when or if this fine beverage would be consumed?
I assure you it was neither at shul nor at any child's party.

If you *never* drink anon 9:32AM you might want to try it on occasion it might loosen you up a bit, or at least distract you from your constant badgering of our dear Orthomom.

6:22 PM  
Blogger Jameel @ The Muqata said...

OM: Look what I found...names already existing:

Pink Panther:
2 shots vodka
6 oz Crystal Light® lemonade mix


Miss Lindsay Lohan

1 1/2 oz. Vodka
1 oz. Diet Sprite
1 oz. Strawberry Crystal Light

12:12 PM  
Blogger orthomom said...

Jameel:
See? I'm not nuts. Though Shifra's name is still original - I don't see one here with fruit punch!

4:08 PM  
Blogger Shifra said...

"Miss Lindsay Lohan

1 1/2 oz. Vodka
1 oz. Diet Sprite
1 oz. Strawberry Crystal Light"

Actually that sounds kind good!
To make it an AUTHENTIC Lindsay Lohan though I think you need to add a car accident immediately after drinking followed by rabid newspaper coverage.

6:06 AM  

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