Friday, May 16, 2008

YESHA in Your English

Jericho (JER-i-ko) noun

A place out of the way; an unspecified place; a place of concealment. Often used in the phrase "go to Jericho".

[After Jericho, an ancient city of Palestine, northwest of the Dead Sea, where David had his servants wait until their beards had grown. As in Samuel, a book of the Bible, "And the king said, Tarry at Jericho until your beards be grown."]

-Anu Garg (words at

"The best advice as you worry whether your mail lottery envelope will end up in Jacobs Field or shipped by mistake to Jericho is to savor every anxious moment of this season." Bud Shaw; No Tribe Season Will Match This; The Plain Dealer (Cleveland,
Ohio); Sep 21, 1995.

"William Ohly vowed to fight the proposed barrier. `They want walls? Let 'em go to Jericho.' Janet H. Cho; Plantation to Wall Out Part of Sunrise; The Sun Sentinel
(Fort Lauderdale, Florida); Jul 21, 1995.


P.S. YESHA is the acronym formed of the Hebrew words for Judea, Samaria and Gaza (Yehudah, Shomron and Azza)

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