Collage: Too cool to have fun
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For your wedding – tell the truth, now – did your mother and mother-in-law sing insults at each other in Ladino?
What stopped them?
Don’t they know any insults?
Or a tune?
Did they not know it was traditional?
Or did English crimp the warm-hearted jesting that Ladino flourishes in?
Or is American culture just too cool for such bond-creating silliness?
Despite all those staid wedding photos of them, were our Ladino-speaking ancestors actually having a whole lot of fun?
Here’s a peek at what they were up to.