Monday, April 24, 2006

"Get out of here"

This is the actual Hebrew definition of TomKat's new baby girl. Named "Suri", a Cruise family spokesperson said that the name had its origin in ancient Hebrew. This is puzzling the Israelis.

“I really don’t know what they were thinking when they chose this name. It’s a term that denotes expulsion, like ‘Get out of here’,” said Gideon Goldenberg, a linguistics professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. “It’s pretty blunt.”

Suri is a name that spans cultures, and it quite nice in other tongues rather than Hebrew, such as Persian, in which it means "Rose".

TomKat should have done some more research before they claimed a native tongue to the name.

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