24 March, 2011

Happy Belated Purim!

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!


Isreview said...

Hahaha that is really funny!

Anonymous said...

that looks yummy.

Varda Meyers Epstein (Judean Rose) said...

LOL! Hysterical.

Gemma Wiseman said...

That is very unusual to me! And seeing 2 languages on the package is interesting too!

Dina said...

Balashon is your husband?? Wow, you two must have such fun with the language(s).

Lesley said...

and why not 'filled' instead of 'flavoured'?

Mrs. S. said...

LOL! I was thinking the same thing as Lesley - במילוי is "filled" not "flavored".

But, of course, we know how this happened:

"Hey, Itzik, I'm adding English to the package. How do you say במילוי in English?"

"I'm not sure, but I think it starts with an 'f' and ends with 'ed'. Maybe look at the other kinds of cookies we make, and see if you can find a word that meets that description..."

Unknown said...

maybe there's a comma missing...Ozney Halam, Palm flavored.:p
cool find!

HolyCityPrayer said...

Palm flavored - actually, I was thinking about my kids' grubby paws. But foodstuffs usually get that flavor after they come out of the package, not before..

Dina said...

Hi Toby, I tried posting a funny sign like you do and also recommended your blog.


You've taught me to always proofread English signs in Israel. :)

toby said...

Thanks, Dina!