How English Words Get Entrenched in Israeli Speech, and How to Get Them Out

Why the Hebrew word for “shaming” (as in “Facebook shaming”) should not be sheyming.

A more old-fashioned form of public shaming. Wikipedia.

A more old-fashioned form of public shaming. Wikipedia.

Observation
Aug. 10 2016
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