shibboleth:Very interesting. I always think of it as being an immovable article of faith - and often one held without evidence.
mid 17th century: from Hebrew šibbōleṯ ‘ear of corn’, used as a test of nationality by its difficult pronunciation (Judg. 12:6).
It has a resonance nowadays too.
I think, Scott, it would be better if you simply didn't mention Radiohead again.I am on thin ice with the mods. If they found out that I like Hawian pizza it would be Tally ho for old Dr FoxyHawaiian Pizza, the Radiohead of the fast food World.
I'm sorry you don't like them.Radiohead are the best band of the last 30 years.In all the hundreds of thousands of wrong and ridiculous posts on PB, is that the singularly most wrong post of all time?
Are Radiohead the most overrated band ever to headline Glastonbury?Radiohead are the best band of the last 30 years.