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What the Hell is HAZARAI!?!?!?!

Discussion in 'Effects Pedals, Strings and more' started by Stratin2traynor, Oct 6, 2007.

  1. mhammer

    mhammer

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    To clear things up, in Yiddish a "chazer" (and the "ch" is that sound you make at the back of your throat as you hoark a loogey, which seemingly only Scots and Israelis can make) is a pig. "Chazerai" (pronounced cha-zrrr-EYE) is what you would feed a pig; basically slop, leftovers. In Yiddish, chazerai is used in pretty much the same way one would use "crap" in English. EHX writes it with just the H, but its the same sound as at the beginning of Channukah; some folks can make the sound (and write it with CH) and some folks can't (so they use just an H).

    "So I heard you got a new lawn mower"
    "Yeah, but honestly I'm thinking of asking for my money back. It's a piece of chazerai."

    "Wow, that's some spicy curry! What'd you put in there?"
    "All kinds of chazerai. My, um, 'secret recipe'. "

    EHX is using the term hazerai as a tongue-in-cheek way of alluding to having thrown in as many features as they could think of from that platform, even if they seem out of place. It's a New York-ism, I guess. I'm waiting for them to produce an intense fuzz that has the "Malocchio function". If we're gonna get multi-cultural, let's go all the way, right?
     
  2. gearalley

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    Mike Matthews has said it is Yiddish for 'all the good stuff'...
     
  3. mhammer

    mhammer

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    He was being coy. "Crap" can be used in many ways in English, and chazerai is too. So "She carries so much chazerai in that purse of hers, its a wonder she can find anything". In that instance, there is no judgment about any of the individual elements (hell, some of it may be stuff you hope she has, like a hairbrush, pocket dictionary, nail-clippers, phone, spare set of car-keys, etc.), merely about the lack of organization, or sheer number of things, that impedes rapid search. It's chazerai because it's all in one place.
     
  4. jimihendrix

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    Mike Matthews "explains"...well...sorta...

    [video=youtube;E0jKRxz8Ib8]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0jKRxz8Ib8[/video]
     
  5. mhammer

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    Mike sounds like he's had more alcohol than sleep there. I'll just assume the interview was not done with him at his peak, because there is no way anybody that inarticulate could have the business empire he does.
     

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