Tag Archives: Hebrew

Meaning Behind The Proverb “In The Land of The Blind, The One Eyed Man is King.”

Main Piece: Original Text (Latin): “In regione caecorum rex est luscus.” Translation: “In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is king.”  Meaning as told by my informant: “It means that if everything is bad, and one thing is less bad, then it’s automatically the best. It plays on the idea of ‘best’… Continue Reading »

Hebrew Slang: סַבַּבָּח (Sababa)

Genre: Slang, Folk Speech   Nationality: Israeli and American Location: Israel Language: Hebrew   Hebrew: סַבַּבָּח (read right to left) English: Sababa (suh-bɒ-bɒ)   Abstract: סַבַּבָּח (sababa) is a Hebrew word meaning “cool” or “got it.” It is a way for someone to acknowledge what someone said in one slang word. In Israel, it is… Continue Reading »