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HamdenRice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 01:07 PM
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Israelis invent new slang word, "lacondol," based on Condoleeze Rice
Edited on Sat Nov-17-07 01:09 PM by HamdenRice
I just heard this on the NPR news and current events game show, "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me." The host said that political circles in Israel have coined a new slang word, a verb, "lacondol" based on Condoleeze Rice's name. The "la" according to them, is what makes it a verb infinitive.

The definition of "lacondol" is to do nothing -- but actually, to run around, holding meetings and conferences, generating paper, but accomplishing absolutely nothing.

Haven't been able to corroborate this through google, but if there are any Hebrew speakers/Israelis out there, would appreciate a confirmation!

:rofl:
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glowing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 01:10 PM
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1. That fits her to a tee... Run around appearing to do a lot and accomplishing
nothing.. I like it... think we should start using it. I know a few people who would fit that description lacondol... Is it pronounced like its spelled la- con-dol.
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HamdenRice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 01:16 PM
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2. Pronunciation
according to the show was la-con-DOL, with the emphasis on the last syllable!
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glowing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 09:10 AM
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12. luv it--i'm going to use it.. I've got to think of a few ways to put it into
my repertoire.
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Fredda Weinberg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 01:20 PM
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3. La mean "the" ... as in "The (female) Do Nothing". Love it! n/t
Edited on Sat Nov-17-07 01:20 PM by Fredda Weinberg
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HamdenRice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 01:49 PM
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4. Like Spanish?
'la' is an article? On the show they said it was a syllable that turned a noun into a verb -- I guess the way we use 'google,' as in, 'I'll google it.'
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Fredda Weinberg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 02:13 PM
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8. It is Spanish, but so is a lot of modern Hebrew. n/t
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Fredda Weinberg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 02:23 PM
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9. That would be pronounced "luh" ... translates to "to" n/t
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HamdenRice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 02:29 PM
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10. That's it! They said it was to make it a verb
sorry for the bad transliteration.
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SharkSquid Donating Member (659 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 01:51 PM
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5. Sounds about right
The grammar is consistent. I dont speak to many Isrealis but I have never heard a word like that.
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July Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 01:58 PM
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6. The Con Doll. Perfect. nt
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Mr_Jefferson_24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 02:03 PM
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7. Aw c'mon now folks, Iraq's just having a few birthing pains...
...that's all -- you can't blame our beloved midwife for that:



Only a million plus dead, with another several million displaced, and the country in complete shambles, no reliable water, electricity, medical, or security, and poisonous depleted uranium everywhere -- a few democracy birthing pains that's all. Now go on about your business, people, nothing to see here.
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IDemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 02:32 PM
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11. Do they have a word for "clearing brush and wreaking havoc"? n/t
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