Word of the Day Im Lesavta Hayu Galgalim: Beware of Wheeled Grandmothers

Israelis have to be careful when using conditionals, as they could end up being mocked using this Yiddish-derived phrase, even if they are ministers.

“If I had a million dollars / Well, I'd buy you a fur coat / But not a real fur coat, that's cruel,” Canadian rock band Barenaked Ladies (none of whom are ladies, though presumably they are sometimes bare naked) sing in their hit 1990s song “If I Had $1,000,000.”