February 8, 2013 1:37 am at 1:37 am #608122
Whereas Popa wanted to make herring, and
Whereas Popa realized there was not enough oil in the house, and
Whereas Popa had already found a good parking spot on the left side of the street, and
Whereas there is a hippy dippy coop store a few blocks away, and
Whereas Popa walked there to get a bottle of oil, and
Whereas when Popa was leaving, there was an adorable poodle between the doors where its master had left it, and
Whereas Popa thought it would be funny to get it to go inside the store, and
Whereas Popa held the door open for it, and motioned for it to go in, and
Whereas it was a well trained dog, and obediently stuck its head in, and
Whereas it was not such a well trained dog, and only stuck its head in and looked around and didn’t move, and
Whereas Popa didn’t want to let the door close on it,
THEREFORE Popa was stuck there holding the door open for like a minute and a half because the stupid dog wouldn’t go in or out.
And THEREFORE after like a minute and a half, it finally went IN, and Popa walked away snorting to himself, and came home and quickly posted this and then eventually will go make herring for shabbos.February 8, 2013 1:46 am at 1:46 am #1108916Ðash®Participant
How many calories?February 8, 2013 2:52 am at 2:52 am #1108917
You make herring every Shabbos? What types?February 8, 2013 2:59 am at 2:59 am #1108918
Mojave and Sahara?February 8, 2013 3:04 am at 3:04 am #1108919
I make shmaltz herring. We get it in big number 5 cans, and then we slice it up and mix it with the oil and spices, and then freeze it like that, and each week you take out a little container of it, slice in some onions, and let it thaw in the fridge.February 8, 2013 3:46 am at 3:46 am #1108920
Forgive my ignorance what’s a number 5 can?
Schmaltz is actually not up there on my favorite herring list. I am more a matjas herring fan.February 8, 2013 3:55 am at 3:55 am #1108921
It’s a 56 oz can. It is the normal big size can you see in commercial kitchensFebruary 8, 2013 10:00 am at 10:00 am #1108922ToiParticipant
i make haggis.February 8, 2013 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm #1108923squeakParticipant
Great practical joke, except you missed the part about the clean getaway. I bet everyone i there was shouting at you for holding the door open letting cold in. By then they were perfectly willing to deal with the dog instead of the crazy guy with his can of oil (or gasoline for all they knew). This can be compared to the man who helps a short little boy ring a doorbell and then asks, now what? Instead of running away like he should.February 8, 2013 1:10 pm at 1:10 pm #1108924
I didn’t understand it at first. Then I figured out what you meant. Perhaps a friendly mod can change every “whereas” to a “wherefore.”February 8, 2013 1:30 pm at 1:30 pm #1108925
Your story can be compared to a short man who helps a tall boy burn down the school, and then does not stay to watch the fun.February 8, 2013 2:02 pm at 2:02 pm #1108926
Haifagirl, I though you would comment that one does not eat herring for desert.February 8, 2013 2:20 pm at 2:20 pm #1108927
I didn’t understand it at first. Then I figured out what you meant. Perhaps a friendly mod can change every “whereas” to a “wherefore.”
I don’t believe you. I think you knew exactly what I meant the whole time.
Also, I meant whereas. Wherefore means “why”, and the poem would then be read as “why did popa do this, why did popa do that”, until it explains with because therefore etc. But that isn’t what I was saying.February 8, 2013 4:51 pm at 4:51 pm #1108928Torah613TorahParticipant
Some clarification: A desert – a barren land. A dessert is a delicacy after a meal.
‘Just deserts’ means “that which one deserves”, and it is spelled with one S, but pronounced like the after-meal word.
The word “desert” also means payback, but it is generally not used in that sense in isolation. It has nothing whatsoever to do with dessert.
As a play on words, you will sometimes see the phrase “just desserts” referring to a restaurant, the idea being that you deserve the great food, but this is a pun and has nothing to do with the actual meaning of the word.
PBA is obviously aware of this but as other people are mixing up the terms in this thread, I thought it would be worthwhile to make it explicit.February 8, 2013 5:42 pm at 5:42 pm #1108929alter bochurParticipant
whence will my herring come?February 8, 2013 5:42 pm at 5:42 pm #1108930apushatayidParticipant
I though the punchline would be that popa invited the owner of the dog over for shalos seudos to taste the herring.February 8, 2013 8:56 pm at 8:56 pm #1108931
“The word “desert” also means payback”
Where did you get that from, I couldn’t find such a definition for desert. Below is what I did find.
(A dry, barren area of land, esp. one covered with sand.)
A person’s worthiness or entitlement to reward or punishment.February 10, 2013 12:01 am at 12:01 am #1108932
1. Often deserts . reward or punishment that is deserved: to get one’s just deserts. due, payment, recompense, reward; justice, retaliation, retribution, penalty.
From Dictionary. comFebruary 10, 2013 12:45 am at 12:45 am #1108933
“I meant whereas. Wherefore means “why”, and the poem would then be read as “why did popa do this, why did popa do that”, until it explains with because therefore etc.”
That makes no sense…You are telling me that the answer to “why did popa want to make herring” is “because popa was stuck there holding the door open for like a minute and a half”?
Well spotted, haifagirl. I approve 🙂February 10, 2013 1:17 am at 1:17 am #1108934
That’s what I said.February 10, 2013 1:29 am at 1:29 am #1108935
My father says it was a number 10 can, which is 13 cups. So 104 ozFebruary 10, 2013 1:43 am at 1:43 am #1108936
The gantze mishpucha is oisek in food?February 10, 2013 1:45 am at 1:45 am #1108937
whereas [hwair-az, wair-]
1. while on the contrary: One
arrived promptly, whereas the
others hung back.
2. it being the case that, or
considering that (used
especially in formal
WIY: 0February 10, 2013 1:47 am at 1:47 am #1108938
You corrected haifagirl’s error, not popa’s.February 10, 2013 4:27 am at 4:27 am #1108939
You’re right! Somehow I inverted the two. My mistake. I do in fact agree with popa’s original wording.February 10, 2013 4:37 am at 4:37 am #1108940
Whereas means while on the other hand so me thinks at least the first whereas is incorrect and shouldn’t be there.February 10, 2013 5:04 am at 5:04 am #1108941
In legal usage of the word “whereas” (generally for contracts) it is taken to mean “considering that…”February 10, 2013 6:33 am at 6:33 am #1108942
See definition #2.February 10, 2013 9:14 am at 9:14 am #1108943
Somebody has been messing with this thread. Either that or I’m sicker than I thought. The OP was all “wherefore,” and I asked a mod to change it to “whereas.” Now I see the OP is all “whereas” and my post has it reversed.February 10, 2013 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm #1108944
haifa, it’s ok, we all make mistakes sometimes.February 10, 2013 4:25 pm at 4:25 pm #1108945
haifagirl, I thought the same thing! Too funnyFebruary 10, 2013 4:46 pm at 4:46 pm #1108946
Maybe I should just go back to bed.February 10, 2013 6:37 pm at 6:37 pm #1108947
Somebody has been messing with this thread.
haifagirl, I thought the same thing! Too funny
Great practical joke
hmmm…February 10, 2013 7:23 pm at 7:23 pm #1108948Torah613TorahParticipant
It’s Rosh Chodesh Adar, and Popa had to be yotze somehow.February 12, 2013 12:17 am at 12:17 am #1108949wanderingchanaParticipant
What is a cute little fluffy dog or an ugly mongrel?February 12, 2013 12:36 am at 12:36 am #1108950
It was the most adorable poodle ever. Everyone was patting it on the head as they went in and out, and I was stuck holding the door.July 24, 2013 7:00 pm at 7:00 pm #1108951
Happy bump Popa thread dayNovember 3, 2015 7:39 pm at 7:39 pm #1108952
Wherein popa uses whereas.November 3, 2015 7:59 pm at 7:59 pm #1108953Francorachel3Participant
Deserts? Did you mean the Gobi desert? The Sahara? Or did you mean DESSERT?November 3, 2015 8:13 pm at 8:13 pm #1108954
Francorachel3, you’re making the same mistake I made >2 years ago.November 3, 2015 9:05 pm at 9:05 pm #1108955👑RebYidd23Participant
Why couldn’t popa nudge the poodle?
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