[TUHS] who is "Veigh S. Meer"?

John Cowan cowan at ccil.org
Fri Jul 17 07:15:02 AEST 2015

Scripsit Dave Horsfall:

> On Thu, 16 Jul 2015, John Cowan wrote:
>> The punning pseudonym,
> Call me slow, but can someone please explain the joke?  If it's American
> humo[u]r, then remember that I'm British/Australian...

It represents a phonetic respelling of Yiddish "vey iz mir", corresponding
etymologically to German "Weh ist mir" and English "woe is me", but more
idiomatically to "Oh, no!", expressing despair.


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