Nazis in Belgium are fuming over a new
Belgian fad: using Jewish names to spell out letters of the alphabet
over the telephone. For instance: B for Becky, O for Obadiah, C for
Caleb, H for Hymie, E for Ezekiel, S for Simon, B for Benny, A for
Abie, T for Tobias, A for Adah, R for Reba, D for Dinah, S for Salome.
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