6 hours ago
24 March, 2011
For those of you who may not know, we celebrated Purim this past Sunday. Purim is one of Judaism's most fun-filled holidays, with lots of happy social interaction, dressing up, and of course, good food! I was really hoping for a funny Purim sign or label to post here, and I sadly didn't find anything too outrageous. But I'm lucky enough to have some on-the-ball friends who both found this wonderful, perfect specimen - first time contributor Yonina, and veteran contributor Dena. You guys saved the day - thanks so much! And now, with no further ado:
This is a package of Hamantaschen, those traditional, three-cornered Purim cookies. In Hebrew they're oznei haman, which is a whole other mix-up, but we can save that post for my dear husband, the Balashon. Anyway, these date-filled ones are grossly mislabeled - first off, and most obviously, the palm flavor is really off-putting. No? Is it just me? I don't know about all of you, but it makes me actually grimace - maybe I'm just thinking of palm oil... But even if they were palm flavored, I'm pretty sure they would be Palm Flavored Ozney Haman, and not Ozney Haman Palm flavored. And also, why are all of the words capitalized except for flavored? Did they run out of capitals, just then?
This is frustrating, and yet so very, very entertaining :)
Anyway, I'm posting this to Lesley's weekly meme, Signs, Signs. Go check it out! Have a great week, everyone!
Posted by toby at 01:03