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by RabbiR.Karpov,Ph.D.
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: copacetic / copasetic / copesetic
Replies: 7
Views: 8834

Re: copacetic / copasetic / copesetic

My mother, who moved to Israel in 1949, said that some American Blacks who had moved to what was not yet Israel, brought it back to the U.S. with them, from what the "HaKol B'Seder" (meaning "all right") they heard around them sounded like, in the newly-evolving post-Ben-Yehudah era Modern Hebrew th...
by RabbiR.Karpov,Ph.D.
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: laundromat
Replies: 11
Views: 7639

Re: laundromat

If I can get access to the earlier usages of "laundromat" than the OED cites, I'd like to help get the OED updated. I happened on this while researching course materials for Humanities II (which includes the Industrial Revolution). I knew about this because my late father had told me -- Harry Greenw...