Monday, January 31, 2011

Adventures in Semantics: Class Terminology that Sounds like Jewish Things

In my trial advocacy class, our fake state/jurisdiction is "Nita." This is because our materials are created by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

Humorously enough, "Nita" is pronounced "niddah" thanks to the American accent that pronounces middle Ts like Ds.

We are in the state of niddah. 

Facepalm.

2 comments:

  1. that's actually pretty humourous!

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  2. Maybe it's will help to think of it as "nita," which means to grow or to plant.

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