The following is the long-awaited list of Top Ten Words and Phrases of תשס"ו/5766. This is an annual tradition. Yet, this is also the first time I am posting the list to my blog.
Most of you will have no clue what this is about; it's one of those inside jobs. You may surprise yourself, though, by understanding some of the items on the list. And so, you may laugh [& cry] along with us....
10. (tie) "That's offensive!"
10. (tie) Big Salad "It's like a small salad with lots of STUFF in it." - Elaine Benes
9. How did those Arabic posters ever get put up in Yaffo?
8. South Park (self-explanatory)
7. The Gedud (pronounced "juh-DUDE")
6. Liberated Olives (from SBD)
5. Ghettolicious (from DMR)
4. Blame Canada
3. Giv'ah (pronounced "jeev-AH")
2. Shfar'am (in honor of E HY"D, E, Y, & Y)
1. The Dirah (pronounced "DEE-rah")