Word of the Day / Asimon אֲסִימוֹן
Pay phones may be next to extinct and the coins used to operate them have already gone the way of the dinosaurs. But those tokens live on metaphorically in daily language, dropping in from time to time.
Did you finally get the joke, about five minutes after everyone else? If you’re in Israel, you can forget about pennies dropping. The object that drops in Hebrew when something belatedly clicks in your head is an asimon (ah-see-MOHN), a round coin-like token with a hole in the middle that you used to insert into a pay phone (remember those?) in order to make a call.