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Planet's Punniest Post*

What does this post have to do with the price of noodles (let alone my sojourn in Israel)? Nothing, except that I had to go more than 7,000 miles away to Israel to get the pfunniest fpuns that I have yet read in the English language (hat tip to Shellie in Efrat for passing them on):

THE ABILITY TO MAKE AND UNDERSTAND PUNS IS THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT" (or so they say!)

Here are the 10 first-place winners in the International Pun
Contest:


1. A vulture boards an airplane, carrying two dead raccoons. The
stewardess looks at him and says, "I'm sorry, sir, only one carrion allowed
per passenger."

2. Two fish swim into a concrete wall. The one turns to the other
and says "Dam!"

3. Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire
in the craft. Unsurprisingly it sank, proving once again that you can't
have your kayak and heat it too.

4. Two hydrogen atoms meet. One says, "I've lost my electron."
The other says, "Are you sure…

Okay, Time for'Tachlis'!*

[*see glossary below]
That's how they say it in the 'old country' (read: America). I actually tried saying "tachlit", but it loses something in the translation. Nothing, not even Ivrit, can match the nuances of 'mama loshon' (Yiddish, for those of you not 'with it'; which is really Hebrew with an attitude).

OK, so now I am here for an extended period of time. Am sort of looking for 2 things: a place to stay for me (and later, also my husband-I will explain later on in this post), and work for me. I have very limited (read: NO) funds and no income, so the place I am looking for has to be cheap, or better yet, FREE, at least until I get on my feet and have a job. For now, I am staying at my sons' apt., which basically was designed for 1 person (ok, maybe 2 small people). I am sleeping in my younger son's bedroom (read: miklat). My luggage is stacked vertically behind the recliner-all six bags of 'em-which is just inside of the front door. …