Does "by" equate to "bais", house or home perhaps??
Comment by Cheri Fistel — October 17, 2013 @ 3:51 PM
As a BT, I found this to be a very interesting interview, thanks.
For what it's worth, based on the examples in the interview, when someone says they are, "staying BY someone", the are actually using the Yiddish word for "at", which is spelled "bei" or "בייַ".
Comment by Neil Harris — October 17, 2013 @ 5:38 PM
Great interview. The book sounds like it will fill a void.
Comment by Neil Harris — October 17, 2013 @ 8:42 PM
This is one of the single most pretentious pieces of BS I have read in a while.
No one consciously uses bad grammar as a cultural marker. People inherit speech patterns from their parents, which are often not corrected, and BT simply adopt language quirks from the community (when they do). There is no sociological significance to this at all.