Sunday, August 02, 2009

What Words Give You Away?

Random thought from my reading today...

5 And the Gileadites captured the fords of the Jordan against the Ephraimites. And when any of the fugitives of Ephraim said, “Let me go over,” the men of Gilead said to him, “Are you an Ephraimite?” When he said, “No,” 6 they said to him, “Then say Shibboleth,” and he said, “Sibboleth,” for he could not pronounce it right. Then they seized him and slaughtered him at the fords of the Jordan. At that time 42,000 of the Ephraimites fell.


I grew up in Decatur, and you could recognize people from that area by asking them to say the word "wash." People from Decatur usually say "worsh."

What words give you away? Do you "cut" on the lights? Do you light a "fire" or a "far?"

1 comment:

Christina M said...

That's funny, I was just reading this from Judges the other day. I say sibboleth, thanks to my Hebrew teacher!