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Re: CHAT: cross-culturation

From:Lars Henrik Mathiesen <thorinn@...>
Date:Tuesday, December 4, 2001, 7:59
> Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2001 19:53:48 -0500 > From: Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...> > > What you're talking about is the place where "hhalah" bread got its name.
Just as a curiosity, the Danish word for poppy seed is birkes --- from the Yiddish(?) work berkes, which is a type of bread that non-Jewish Danes in Copenhagen got in the habit of buying from Jewish bakers. (On a special day of the week, perhaps? I don't remember the details. But berkes bread obviously had lots of poppy seed on it, and that has since become a feature of many Danish bread types). Lars Mathiesen (U of Copenhagen CS Dep) <thorinn@...> (Humour NOT marked)