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  3. A purposefully misleading interpretation or explanation.
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~ Friday, February 27, 2004 ~

Another ode to Mr. Rabbi Doctor Marcus Jastrow
(without much of an apology to Pat Ballard at all)

Rabbi Jastrow, what is this word?
This is obscurer than any I've heard
Explain the phrase the mishneh has shown us
And then reward us with a Jastrow Bonus
Rabbi Jastrow, I'm so confused
I've never seen these words that they used
Please explain what just occurred
Rabbi Jastrow, teach me this word.

Rabbi Jastrow, what is this word?
This is obscurer than any I've heard
I've spent an hour searching intently
Now don't refer me to another entry!
Rabbi Jastrow, I'm so confused
I can't keep track of these words that they used
Please don't say that you've demurred
Rabbi Jastrow, teach me the word.

Rabbi Jastrow, tell me this word
I've asked you twice now, and this is the third
[This isn't helping me learn any Torah
I'm gonna give it up and ask Devorah
I'd like to know, but I'm no savante
And it's hard to read your three point font]
Rabbi Jastrow, whaddaya say?
I have to know, cuz I'm reading today
Please don't make me look absurd
Rabbi Jastrow, teach me
Please please please
Rabbi Jastrow, teach me this word

~ prattled by Miriam at 12:37 p.m. [+]

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