Phillufia, or Philly, which is what we kids called the city, was where the epicurean delight made with cold cuts, cheese, tomatoes, pickles, and onions stuffed into a long, hard-crusted Italian bread loaf was invented. The Gileadites knew that the Ephraimites spoke a slightly different dialect of Hebrew and could be recognized by their inability to pronounce an initial "sh" sound. [...] each time a soldier wanted to cross the river, the men of Gi lead said unto him, Art thou an Ephraimite?
What Did You Say? Richard Lederer USA Today; Jul 2009; 138, 2770; Docstoc pg. 52 Reproduced with permission of the copyrigh
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