Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Chutzpah Of Brian Williams

Speaking at the 2009 Nantucket Film Festival (as reported by the 6/22/09 website), Brian Williams told his audience, "Welcome to the Nantucket Film Festival--where Jews come to be honored. Nantucket is actually a Yiddish word meaning where the WASPS live."

Although it pains me greatly, I must disagree with Brian. According to information I found under the lid of a bottle of Nantucket Nectars Half & Half (half iced tea, half lemonade--a delicious and refreshing beverage if ever there was one), "Nantucket means 'faraway land' in the language of the original natives, the Wampanoag tribe." I hate to rain on Brian's antisemitic parade, but apparently Nantucket isn't a Yiddish word at all. Where does he get the nerve? What chutzpah!

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