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    > The New York City Public Schools have officially declared Jewish English, now dubbed Hebronics, as a second language. Backers of the move say the city schools are the first in the nation to recognize Hebronics as a valid language and a significant attribute of American culture.
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    > According to Howard Ashland, linguistics professor at Brooklyn College and renownedHebronics scholar, the sentence structure of Hebronics derives from middle and eastern European language patterns, as well as Yiddish.
    > Professor Shulman explains, "In Hebronics, the response to any question is usually another question with a complaint that is either implied or stated.
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    > Thus 'How are you?' may be answered, 'How should I be, with my bad feet?' "
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    > Shulman says that Hebronics is a superb linguistic vehicle for expressing sarcasm or scepticism. An example is the repetition of a word with "sh" or "shm" at the beginning:"Mountains, shmountains. Stay away. You should want a nosebleed?"
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    > Another Hebronics pattern is moving the subject of a sentence to the end, with its pronoun at the beginning: "It's beautiful, that dress."
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    > Shulman says one also sees the Hebronics verb moved to the end of the sentence. Thus the response to a remark such as "He's slow as a turtle," could be: "Turtle, shmurtle! Like a fly in Vaseline he walks." "The responses must have that particular eastern European Jewish intonation", adds Dr. Shulman.

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    > Shulman provided the following examples from his best-selling textbook, Switched-OnHebronics:
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    > Question: "What time is it?"
    > English answer: "Sorry, I don't know."
    > Hebronic response: "What am I, a clock?"
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    > Remark: "I hope things turn out okay."
    > English answer: "Thanks."
    > Hebronic response: "I should be so lucky!"
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    > Remark: "Hurry up. Dinner's ready."
    > English answer: "Be right there."
    > Hebronic response: "Alright already, I'm coming. What's with the 'hurry' business? Is there a fire?"
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    > Remark: "I like the tie you gave me; I wear it all the time."
    > English answer: "Glad you like it."
    > Hebronic response: "So what's the matter; you don't like the other ties I gave you?"
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    > Remark: "Sarah and I are engaged."
    > English answer: "Congratulations!"
    > Hebronic response: "She could stand to lose a few pounds."
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    > Question: "Would you like to go riding with us?"
    > English answer: "Just say when."
    > Hebronic response: "Riding, shmiding! Do I look like a cowboy?"
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    > To the guest of honour at a birthday party:
    > English answer: "Happy birthday."
    > Hebronic response: "A year smarter you should become."
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    > Remark: "It's a beautiful day."
    > English answer: "Sure is."
    > Hebronic response: "So the sun is out; what else is new?"
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    > Answering a phone call from a son:
    > English answer: "It's been a while since you called."
    > Hebronic response: "You didn't wonder if I'm dead already?
     
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    Oy Gevalt! That's actually funny.!
     
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