Jewish scriptwriters introduced many Yiddish words into popular culture, which often changed the original meanings drastically.
Grow A Brain Yiddish Archive – the Beatles in Yiddish, the Yiddish Hillbillies, the Pirates of Penzance in Yiddish, etc.
With my granny, her unbeaten and unreplicated dish is a mean shepherd’s pie (secret ingredient – actually no, I’d better not). Nothing will leave that room if you don’t want it to.
With yours, it could be any manner of comforting, stodgy meals that you have enjoyed since childhood. Mum and dad will jump in with advice or criticisms, friends will try to show you the bright side and bae will just worry – but Granny will hear you out, nod when needed and you will have her undivided attention.
So now I am wondering how old you have to be to volunteer for the Granny Cloud: an initiative which pairs grannies or quasi-grannies with schoolchildren in India, via the net.
It has been set up by Professor Sugata Mitra, who also set up the Hole-in-the-Wall computer scheme (putting PCs into the poorest parts of India: children with no experience of computers became expert in using them at incredible speed).