Friday, February 25, 2011

Delicious word-play

The London Telgraph has a kind article about the Haredim of Stamford Hill, that's entirely inoffensive unless you catch the word play in this passage:

Beneath their hats and locks they had a scholar’s pallor. Many, one noticed, wore spectacles. It was once assumed that it was strain brought on by the long hours of study in the yeshive, or Torah schools, that affected the eyesight of so many Haredi men. However, a study in Israel suggested that much of the blame lay with shockelling - the fervent rocking backward and forward motion that students make as they read the texts, and which causes an incessant change of focus in the eyes leading to myopia.
:) Caught and submitted by the very excellent @marksofla

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