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Tomorrow: Ehud Banai - Impressions and Expressions of Ijon
September 10th, 2004
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Tomorrow: Ehud Banai
Tomorrow night, arnulf, vincent_shadow, and I are going to see Ehud Banai perform at the Wohl outdoor theater[1] in Tel-Aviv. If you want to join us, let me know. We haven't gotten tickets yet.

1 in Hebrew, they erroneously call it 'amphitheatron', but a 'theatron' is the half-circle outdoor structure, whereas an 'amphitheatron' is one that's on both (amphi) sides, i.e. a full circle. The Wohl place is a half-circle, and hence not an amphitheater.

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Date:September 10th, 2004 01:16 pm (UTC)
At the risk of repeating myself(which I am actually):Oh,tickets...Ehud Banai...oy va'avoy :"(.
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Date:September 10th, 2004 01:38 pm (UTC)
Reminder: squash. Since I don't know what time your show is, how about you schedule things for tomorrow?
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Date:September 10th, 2004 07:02 pm (UTC)
In Hebrew the word "amphitheatre" received the meaning "outdoor threatre". It's not correct historically, but that's what it is. Picnic doesn't mean "outdoor eating" (it comes from French where it meant "to pick", meaning each person brought a dish, and wasn't necessarily outdoors), but you don't go correcting people about using that word erroneously, now do you?
It just makes you look so damn pompous when you do that...
Date:September 11th, 2004 09:53 am (UTC)

"pompous", how come?

I, for one, didn't know that "amphitheatre" means "a theatre in the shape of a full circle", and was happy to learn it.
I don't understand your criticism at all.
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