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    • baary goodlife
    • 29.01.13 | 00:05 (IST)

    Wex's point--and I believe Hille Halkin before him--is that bubbe mayse was originally a bova maysa, that is, a tale worthy of the "Bova bukh". Later the phrase was misheard and misunderstood by those who had never heard of the Bova Bukh, and came to be seen as "an old wives (or grandmotherr's ) tale"

    from the article: This day in Jewish history / Translator of Yiddish Medieval romance dies
    First published 07:31 28.01.13 | Last updated 07:31 28.01.13
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