#53 Streetwise texting: The Hebrew booty call

from  Streetwise Hebrew

Sep 23, 2014

What’s happened to Hebrew-speaking romantics in these days of Whatsapp, Facebook and Twitter? How do they convey their feelings in 140 characters? Guy Sharett analyzes a unique song called ‘Smiley,’ whose lyrics are a collection of one-liners, sometimes just one word long, taken from real online chats between Israeli couples. And, most importantly, which Hebrew word is used by Israelis to text their ex-partners at 3am? Words and expressions discussed: Er, era – עֵר, עֵרָהDabri iti – דַּבְּרִ...more

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