Thursday, March 15, 2007

Steg=Mashiahh? No, Not Quite...

Once upon a time, I stole the idea of videoblogging from Rabbi Josh Waxman. Now I'm copying his "Fun With Moshiach Crosswords" posts. Maybe putting our names into these boxes and seeing what can come up will become a full-blown 'meme'.

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According to this chart, Steg (שְׂטֶעג) is associated with עייט (eagle) and טייע (traveler/trader). Does this mean I should leave hhinukh and take up eaglemongering?

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And in English, it seems to predict that at some point STEG GETS to EDIT the TIDE. Woohoo! That's much better than being mashiahh. Unless it means that I am the mashiahh, in a the earth will be full of the knowledge of God as waters cover the sea kind of way...

13 Comments:

Blogger The back of the hill said...

Sator arepo tenet opera rotas.

Learned from haphazard reading nearly four decades ago.

3/14/2007 5:31 PM  
Blogger Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

there's also

פרשנו רעבתן שבדבש נתבער ונשרף

3/14/2007 6:24 PM  
Blogger The back of the hill said...

Farasheinu ra'avsan she ba devash nisbaar ve nishrap?

We explicate something which is in honey somethinged and somethingelsed?

Oyf henig gepriggeltes?


Antshuldigs, ich bin im gontzen geflabbergasted.

3/14/2007 7:24 PM  
Blogger Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

close!

"we explained their hunger, which in honey was consumed and burned."

3/14/2007 8:20 PM  
Blogger The back of the hill said...

Okay, several internet searches. No result. Substituted 'palindrome wiki' for all other search criteria.

Searched within the Wikipedia article that turned up for 'hebrew'.

Result: A palindrome with the same property is the Hebrew palindrome "פרשנו רעבתן שבדבש נתבער ונשרף", (PRShW R`BTN ShBDBSh NTB`R WNShRP, or "parashnuw ra`abtan shebadbash nitba'er wenishrap"), meaning "We explained the glutton who is in the honey was burned and incinerated", by Ibn Ezra, referring to the halachic question as to whether a fly landing in honey makes the honey non-kosher.

I prefer the way youo phrased it.

3/14/2007 9:01 PM  
Anonymous Manna Eater said...

TIDE = Torah `Im Derech Eretz, no?

3/14/2007 10:55 PM  
Blogger Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

Manna eater:

oooh, good point!
I *do* get to edit the TiDE, since i believe in the importance of the Jewish Integration of darkey kol ha’aratzot and not just of Modern Western-European 'high culture'.

3/14/2007 10:58 PM  
Anonymous concerned yenta said...

I think it means you have to much time on your hands and creative energies going no wehre. find a nice jewish gal who appreciets your sensativity and vision of being a mechanech and get married. after all the best part of the palindrom is the stable unique center - the juice of the life. not the beginning or ending.

3/15/2007 2:20 AM  
Blogger Elie said...

I used to love those puzzles. I used to work for hours to try to create one which was four by four, where all the words were composed of the same four letters. There's a couple like that for 3x3, e.g.,

TEA
EAT
ATE

But the closest I could come in a 4x4 grid was:

TIME
ITEM
METI
EMIT

Where "Meti" is not quite a word.

Thanks for the reminder of how I used to enjoy these puzzles!

3/15/2007 9:43 AM  
Blogger Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

Yenta:

i was planning on asking my poseiq on issues of aveilut about dating, sometime early next week. be patient! (or as patient as a yenta can be)

Elie:

cool! that 3x3 one also works on the diagonal... TAE Kwon Do, and the triple-AAA

3/15/2007 4:31 PM  
Anonymous Manna Eater said...

elie - arrrrgh! I see a sleepless night in my future. It's probably easier in Hebrew. How about this one:

עובר
ורעב
בערו
רבוע

Which is supposed to mean "a traveller and a hungry person burned a square". Lame, I know.

3/15/2007 4:42 PM  
Blogger Ezzie said...

Maybe you're supposed to be the general manager of a Philadelphia football team? :)

Similar but different... my FIL loves palindromes, especially Jewish ones. I think he likes one in particular from the Maharsha...?

3/18/2007 3:25 AM  
Blogger Amishav said...

Steg...while I hate to sound like the concerned yenta- you really ought to get out and have some horrible dates. They you can do wacked out stuff like this on your blog and no one, even the concerned yenta will have audacity to whinge about it.

3/20/2007 4:29 PM  

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