Speaking at the 2009 Nantucket Film Festival (as reported by the 6/22/09 bostonherald.com 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!