Monday, November 25, 2019

Profile: Loch Ness Monster


  1. I admit this is a silly question but I can't help asking myself...
    if he/she/it were real, would the monster be edible in accordance with kashrut?

  2. Wiktionary indicates that Loch derives from proto-Germanic (*luka (“lock; hole”), or even proto-Indo European *lewg- (“to bend; turn”). So it would be a common etymological ancestor to both Scottish Gaelic and Yiddish. (Therefore the Yiddish לאָך (lokh) is the cousin, not the parent, of the Scottish word).