Sunday, May 17, 2009

Living Scruplessly

So, tonight I broke a bunch of scruples with which I was raised. I also learned that I really do speak with Yiddish syntax and intonation. I also learned that Smirnoff ice really does taste like Sprite. I also learned the Oholei Torah bochurim can be rather scrupless. I also learned that I don't know what. I'm actually a bit under the influence, so don't expect me to make sense. As we were embarking on our journey of scruplessness, we said that we would blog about it. So here I am, blogging as I have said. The end.

46 comments:

  1. yah yah yah . . . write your sins on the wall for all to see. Smirnoff Ice is gross (it has a hechsher in Cali). Come to me when you want some real stuff to drink.

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  2. So curious...
    And Smirnoff Ice tastes like Sprite, but with tons of sugar added... it's kinda nasty after a bottle.
    Beer on the other hand... tastes better for longer.

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  3. What is this scruplessness of which you speak?

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  4. mottel: with whom did I spend Thursday night? And with which beverage?

    C: in my book, the best stuff is zeks un neintziker (96% alcohol). You don't have to bother drinking bottles and bottles of bad-tasting junk. You have a sip, and you're ready to rock and roll the whole night.

    trs: I and some other bloggers and some other non-bloggers partied the night away. And now I can add another name to my "bloggers whom I have met" list.

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  5. I was comparing the 5% stuff.

    There's great stuff out there called "Everclear". When I tried it I was told it was 100% alcohol, but I just looked it up and it 95.6%... which is apparently the most concentrated possible. I guess we're talking about the same thing there... it's good. When I had it, I had a bad cough for weeks... one sip and my throat was cleared for the night. Good stuff!

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  6. Yeah, we're talking about the same stuff. In chassidish-speak everclear is called zeks un nentziker ("ninty-sixer") or reineh ("the clean stuff") as opposed to Smirnoff is which called prosteh ("ordinary").

    It thinks it's really funny that the Everclear label has a warning that the stuff is flammable. How many beverages have that warning on them?

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  7. Under the influence from Smirnoff Ice? My, my...

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  8. and the influence of the beer, and the overtiredness. It was 3:00 A.M when I wrote this. (Notice the Yiddish syntax.)

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  9. You should try sleeping during the day.

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  10. been there done that. It's not worth it.

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  11. Everclear is amazing. I love that stuff!
    Thanks for the crash course on lubab bochur talk. :)

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  12. If I wasn't sexist, I wouldn't assume that all women like "vaiberisheh mashke" like smirnoff ice and only men like 96. I suppose prejudiced would be a better word than sexist

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  13. I didn't realize that you assumed that...
    So am I less of a woman now?

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  14. No. I'm less prejudiced.

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  15. I suppose you're furhter from the prototypical woman. but a woman you remain

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  16. Now I feel as if I have accomplished something to benefit women everywhere. :)

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  17. Isn't everyone's favorite alcoholic (cheerio) supposed to make an appearance now?

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  18. speak of the devil and she doth appear....
    smirnoff ice is yummy, and i am a fan of all things yummy.
    i've discovered i'm really not much of a straight-up vodka fan. whiskey, yes. vodka, no. i prefer it mixed, thank you.
    am i more of a woman in all of your opinions?
    also - i think the word you're looking for is chauvinist, and that there is an "e" missing in among the various forms of scruple that you used. (ironic, no? that the e is missing... see, i too use the syntax that is Yiddish on occasion.)

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  19. i made up the word "scrupless" myself.

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  20. yes, but even when making up a word, you have to spell it properly. you're missing an e - it should be "scrupleless". "scrupless" sounds like a very odd european sport. or pastry.

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  21. Cheerio, YOU ARE RIGHT!! I never thought too much about the word. I just made it up. Maybe now I'll start saying "scrupleless." But it's so freaking hard to pronounce...

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  22. I like the word, it rolls off the tongue quite nicely. Unless I'm mispronouncing it which is quite possible.

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  23. "scrupless" rolls nicely. But "scrupleless" is impossible. According the rules of Hebrew grammar, a word like "scrupleless" sould be pronounced "scrupeleh-less." English has no rules for pronouncing unpronounceable words. So we're left to our own devices.

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  24. Not impossible, it simply requires practice. Though the more I say it, the more it sounds like some sort of disease.

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  25. It's impossible because you need to have to l-sounds in a row without a vowel between them.

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  26. Hebrew has a rule that you add in a vowel (a shva) but english has no such rule.

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  27. Then I prefer my mispronunciation.

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  28. Like "scruple-less" whats the big deal?

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  29. Sara: How do you mispronounce it? Perhaps you can transliterate?

    Le7: You can't pause in middle of a word.

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  30. scrupl-eh-less. I included the "eh." Like scrupl-ellis, I suppose.

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  31. If scruple was pronounced scru-pleh, then you'd be correct.

    As I have made up this word myself (with the help of cheerio), I shall officially prescribe the correct pronunciation thereof:
    The kesiv (proper spelling) is "scrupleless."
    The Keri (proper pronunciation)is "scrupless."

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  32. We are ventuing into new frontiers! The English language has never encountered such a word before. Somebody's gotta make up these rules.

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  33. It's pronounced scruple-less, without a pause. Duh. "Scruple+less"

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  34. lady, it's not possible. What separates the first "l" from the second if there is no vowel between them nor a pause?

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  35. like this: scroo - pul - less.

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  36. Thank you! Perfectly executed Cheerio.

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  37. Ladies, I repeat, what differentiates one "l" from the other?

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  38. What the heck? Are you only using the Yiddish part of your brain to process this or something?

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  39. Maybe the Hebrew part. Yiddish has no such rules. In Yiddish, a pacifier is called a "sharupnikel" because it makes the baby "sharrup" (i.e. shut up). Nope, the Yiddish part of my brain certainly wouldn't think like this.

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  40. scrupleless

    scroo-pull-less

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  41. uh oh -http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/scrupleless

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  42. Cheerio, you once again drop a bombshell.

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