Wednesday, October 06, 2004

IN ISRAEL, THEY CALL HER "SHOKO" *

I'm not sure why Ireland is breaking stories about Courtney Cox and David Arquette, but okay...

Apparently, that wacky David is half-Jewish (his mother, commonly referred to as "the right half" when discussing blended families with traditionally observant Jews). Apparently, Courtney wanted to name the baby after her mother, who's also named Courtney Cox. So CoCo was a compromise, because apparently frum David didn't want to violate the Jewish tradition of not naming a baby after a living person.**



*Shoko means cocoa, or chocolate in Hebrew. If you knew that, you'd find Shoko Cox hilarious. If not, you lose. So everyone study Hebrew.
**Thanks to Miriam for sharing this one.

9 Comments:

At 9:01 PM, October 06, 2004, Blogger Madonna said...

I would make a comment about the media acting like news with celebrities is major news, but then... Who am I to talk? :P

 
At 11:24 PM, October 06, 2004, Blogger the fbg said...

I hate blogger reason number 54927:
I totally started reading this post and was like, "Why does Ken Wheaton care? And how does he know?"

 
At 5:53 PM, October 08, 2004, Blogger PetiteDov said...

Echoing Candance thoughts, i was reading Ken`s blog thinking why is Esther mad at Zach and not Mandy? And then i realized it wasn`t Esther who was writing. AHHH!

 
At 7:45 PM, October 09, 2004, Blogger Esther Kustanowitz said...

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At 7:46 PM, October 09, 2004, Blogger Esther Kustanowitz said...

Hopefully, either my Candygirl or the Funnyanator will explain to me what the bejeezus is going on here, as you two seem to be in your own Ken-and-Zach related commentland that doesn't seeem to me to be related to this post...or am I dementing?

 
At 2:27 AM, October 10, 2004, Blogger Jack's Shack said...

It made me smile, but I am really overtired.

 
At 7:30 AM, October 10, 2004, Blogger PetiteDov said...

I was just commenting on the fact that your templates are the same and i check your blogs daily so sometimes i don`t qite remember who i clicked on. So sometimes i assume i`m readin My Urban Kvetch especially it has something to do with Zach Braff not Ken`s As I Please. But you are right - this has nothing to do with this particular post.
I will say that i hate when people name their children after themselves. I feel that a name is important part of your identity, especially when one is young. Naming your child after yourself seems to me such blatant disregard of your child`s independence (and yours as well).

 
At 7:37 AM, October 10, 2004, Blogger PetiteDov said...

Speaking of the "funnyanator" - in my last year of high school - while getting drunk - my friends came up with a new drink called the "funnyanator" in my honor....ahhh memories.

 
At 11:00 AM, October 10, 2004, Blogger Esther Kustanowitz said...

Ahh...Ken's blog and mine look the same. Now I get it. A little slow after a spate of holidays, but now they're over and I can return to whatever normal is for me.

 

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My Urban Kvetch: IN ISRAEL, THEY CALL HER "SHOKO" *

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

IN ISRAEL, THEY CALL HER "SHOKO" *

I'm not sure why Ireland is breaking stories about Courtney Cox and David Arquette, but okay...

Apparently, that wacky David is half-Jewish (his mother, commonly referred to as "the right half" when discussing blended families with traditionally observant Jews). Apparently, Courtney wanted to name the baby after her mother, who's also named Courtney Cox. So CoCo was a compromise, because apparently frum David didn't want to violate the Jewish tradition of not naming a baby after a living person.**



*Shoko means cocoa, or chocolate in Hebrew. If you knew that, you'd find Shoko Cox hilarious. If not, you lose. So everyone study Hebrew.
**Thanks to Miriam for sharing this one.

9 Comments:

At 9:01 PM, October 06, 2004, Blogger Madonna said...

I would make a comment about the media acting like news with celebrities is major news, but then... Who am I to talk? :P

 
At 11:24 PM, October 06, 2004, Blogger the fbg said...

I hate blogger reason number 54927:
I totally started reading this post and was like, "Why does Ken Wheaton care? And how does he know?"

 
At 5:53 PM, October 08, 2004, Blogger PetiteDov said...

Echoing Candance thoughts, i was reading Ken`s blog thinking why is Esther mad at Zach and not Mandy? And then i realized it wasn`t Esther who was writing. AHHH!

 
At 7:45 PM, October 09, 2004, Blogger Esther Kustanowitz said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

 
At 7:46 PM, October 09, 2004, Blogger Esther Kustanowitz said...

Hopefully, either my Candygirl or the Funnyanator will explain to me what the bejeezus is going on here, as you two seem to be in your own Ken-and-Zach related commentland that doesn't seeem to me to be related to this post...or am I dementing?

 
At 2:27 AM, October 10, 2004, Blogger Jack's Shack said...

It made me smile, but I am really overtired.

 
At 7:30 AM, October 10, 2004, Blogger PetiteDov said...

I was just commenting on the fact that your templates are the same and i check your blogs daily so sometimes i don`t qite remember who i clicked on. So sometimes i assume i`m readin My Urban Kvetch especially it has something to do with Zach Braff not Ken`s As I Please. But you are right - this has nothing to do with this particular post.
I will say that i hate when people name their children after themselves. I feel that a name is important part of your identity, especially when one is young. Naming your child after yourself seems to me such blatant disregard of your child`s independence (and yours as well).

 
At 7:37 AM, October 10, 2004, Blogger PetiteDov said...

Speaking of the "funnyanator" - in my last year of high school - while getting drunk - my friends came up with a new drink called the "funnyanator" in my honor....ahhh memories.

 
At 11:00 AM, October 10, 2004, Blogger Esther Kustanowitz said...

Ahh...Ken's blog and mine look the same. Now I get it. A little slow after a spate of holidays, but now they're over and I can return to whatever normal is for me.

 

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