I learned something recently that most of you may already know. You know the old saying, “Even a blind squirrel finds a nut every now and then.” Well, I found one. It all started with one my family’s greatest weaknesses, “Seinfeld”. With graduations behind us, I am blessed to have the whole family back together for a short while. Part of our ritual is to watch several episodes of Seinfeld. The episode that sparked this post is “The Yada Yada: Anti-Dentite” episode. Catch the clip below.
Okay, I said I learned something. Everyone has used the phrase “yadda, yadda, yadda” or has heard someone use it to mean “blah, blah, blah” or “so on and so forth”, etc. I got to wondering if the word “yadda” actually meant something. So, I did what any inquiring mind instinctively does. I sought knowledge from the all-knowing Google!
Lo AND behold, not only does it mean something, it’s scriptural. Y-A-D-A, connotates intimacy. It’s used in scripture to describe the intimacy between a husband and wife, also the kind of intimacy that God wants with us and that we can have with God and other relationships. Y-A-D-A-H (with an H) means “to sing, to give praise to God with extended hands”.
Now, if only I can find a scriptural reference to “badda-boom, badda-bing”…
I’ll let you know how that works out. 😉