Sunday, March 22, 2009


There is a stereotypically Ashkenazi food known as kugel. Funnily enough, many Israelis refer to it not as "kugel" but as "kigel", as if they were saying the word with an archaic Ashkenazi pronunciation. They themselves have completely Israeli accents, but for this one word they pretend to be chassidim.

And for some of them, the humorous "kigel" pronunciation is so ingrained that if you mention "kugel" to them, they don't know what you're talking about!

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