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The Sign of Jonah
shlom lokh oH Paul,

Excellent concluding words to this thread!

Paul Younan Wrote:In Aramaic the phrase "layla w'yoma" (night and day) is used all the time by women complaining about their husbands and their activities. My mother in particular used the phrase often when referring to the obsession my father and his brothers had with playing backgammon.

LOL! My mother tells me that all the time, especially since I do a lot of overtime! <!-- sSmile --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/smile.gif" alt="Smile" title="Smile" /><!-- sSmile -->

push bashlomo,
God rest her soul, I can still hear her complaining now...."layla w'Yom, layla w'Yom"....hehehe. They did play backgammon an awful lot, though. Lots of money being thrown down, a whole lot of arguing at the tops of the voices...on school nights. You know how it is with the former front of a backgammon set (made in Turkey), drinking Turkish coffee (that nasty tar-like excuse for a beverage), handling worry-beads (also made in Turkey) and cursing the name of the Turks (by calling each other "Turki") into the wee hours of the night.
+Shamasha Paul bar-Shimun de'Beth-Younan
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Ya I miss those days, my Grand-Father was the one who use to play it the most. yawmono huw arb'in yawmin men bothar mawteh.

Incidentally we renamed it from Turkish coffee to "qahwoto lebnonoyto" <!-- s:biggrin: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/biggrin.gif" alt=":biggrin:" title="Big Grin" /><!-- s:biggrin: -->
abudar2000 Wrote:yawmono huw arb'in yawmin men bothar mawteh.

Alaha Manyikh Leh (God give him rest) on this fortieth day, and our condolences for your loss!
+Shamasha Paul bar-Shimun de'Beth-Younan
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tawdi saggi akh Paul!

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