February 10, 2015 3:19 am at 3:19 am #614829☢️ Rand0m3x 🎲Participant
After all, you don’t say “herring fish” or “salmon fish,” do you?
If you have any such questions (judge that for yourself), feel free
to post them in this thread.February 10, 2015 4:23 am at 4:23 am #1058821☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
Off the top of my head:
Mayim Acharonim vasser.
Good Yom Tov
Criminal lawyerFebruary 10, 2015 6:18 am at 6:18 am #1058822PurimMashgiachMember
It’s because when You say tuna, it’s not for sure that You are referring to the fish, You might be talking about the canned stuffFebruary 10, 2015 7:18 pm at 7:18 pm #1058823
Bad headache as opposed to mild headache. Basically you’re picking in a colloquial usage of the adjective “bad” as meaning intense.
Criminal lawyer in contrast with a lawyer that deals with legalities such as to ensure a document is binding.February 10, 2015 8:03 pm at 8:03 pm #1058824
chamisha chomshei torah
Sofer sta”m (I assume that every sofer is qualified for sta”m, hence stam sofer would imply sofer sta”m…)February 10, 2015 8:45 pm at 8:45 pm #1058825zahavasdadParticipant
Liquid cash means you have the money to spend now, illiquid assets means you own something valuable but you cannot easily get the cash for it (ie Real Estate)February 10, 2015 9:17 pm at 9:17 pm #1058826☕️coffee addictParticipant
soferim write gittim too, hence a stam sofer could be a sofrei gittimFebruary 10, 2015 9:22 pm at 9:22 pm #1058827BoruchSchwartzParticipant
EIN numberFebruary 10, 2015 9:23 pm at 9:23 pm #1058828☕️coffee addictParticipant
in most of these arent redundant they describe the nounFebruary 10, 2015 9:59 pm at 9:59 pm #1058829Little FroggieParticipant
Why people say tuna fish. One reason would be ’cause they want it. Unless they’re from Novardok, then they’ll ask for nails and you’d have to understand it’s tuna fish that they want.February 10, 2015 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm #1058830
Baruch: that applies to VIN and PIN as well. Good one!February 10, 2015 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm #1058831
Addict: 1stly, could be, but stam sofer in the common vernacular (in other words: stam) denotes soferei sta”m.
2ndly, even if they are not redundant, they most certainly are superfluous. Just like tuna fish. Make sure that you’re in the right thread….February 11, 2015 10:14 am at 10:14 am #1058832theprof1Participant
because they want to mean kosher tuna which is a fish in contrast to the treif tuna which are related to dolphins and arent “fish”.
Actually its an idiosyncracy of the language.February 11, 2015 5:45 pm at 5:45 pm #1058833ubiquitinParticipant
This thread Reminds me of the old joke:
Guy puts up a sign “Fresh Fish sold Here”
Somebody walks over to him and says obviously there Fresh saying Fresh seems like your hiding something.
So he changes it to “Fish Sold Here”
Someone else says of course they are here where else would they be?
So he changes the sign to “Fish Sold”
To which somebody says, ofc ourse you are selling them who would think you arwe giving them away
So the guy changes the sign to “Fish”
Finnaly sombody says No need for that, everybody can smell it.
So he gets rid of the sign
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