Tuesday, May 26, 2020
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In the playful manner of parents, Yona taught his young son a few dozen words of Aramaic, including zingila (penis).See Yona Sabar, A Jewish Neo-Aramaic Dictionary (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2002), p. 159, 2nd column.
"He'd go to the IHOP," Ariel remembers, "and put the name down as 'Zingila,' so they'd call out 'Zingila, party of four!'" The family would break up while other customers looked on.