There are two hidden truths about China’s General Tso, whose ill-advised military incursion into Japan put the miso in misogyny.
Is that an angel on your shoulder or are you just unhappy to see me?
Queen Victoria was an amateur etymologist of persistent effort. But even she couldn’t have imagined what the presidential candidates’ names all mean.
BACKWARD: ‘Are vaccinations horribly unkosher?’ reader Shamayim Bialik asks. He could be a relative of poet Nachman “Vestibule” Bialik from whose nickname Hallmark cards took their logo.
BACKWARD: All the talk in the local shvitz lately has been about twerking — or as YIVO would have it: tverking.
If the cat got your tongue, which pet gets the brisket? For all your linguistic questions, it’s Phil O’Lologous.
When Phil o’lologous first started writing this weekly column, almost 115 years ago, Karl Marx was the Simon Cowell of the era.
‘Who put the condom in condominium?” asks avid reader Hugo Hefnerovich.
Cheese, foolishness, gerunds, things sticking up and divinely inspired suffering, all seem to be closely interrelated in Lithuanian Jewish life.
When people ask me, “Who put the fun in fundamentalism?” I always answer that it was a little-known 14th-century Sufi Pir named Sayyid Jalal al-din…