Fwd: question

Jerome Foster funex79 at CHARTER.NET
Sat Feb 5 04:13:56 UTC 2005

Concerning the phrase "not to worry"...I believe it was popularized in the
work of a British playwright named Arthur Pinero, who was Jewish, though I
doubt that he spoke Yiddish as he was of Portugese descen from a family long
in England.

Jerome Foster
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> forwarded from the Yale Rabbi via a colleague,.  Anyone know?
> larry
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> The Rabbi, Jim Ponet, asks:
> ... explain if you will the structure "Not to worry."  Does it emulate
> anything Yiddish.  Then there's "to kill for,"  "to die for."
> It does follow a Hebrew structure arguable.  But I doubt that origin.
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