Every once awhile I check my infinitely fascinating Sitemeter stats to see who found this blog via Google. Last week someone from a Hard Rock Hotel domain arrived via "chazzerai," aka various forms of pig-like schmutz. (Yes, I'm proud to say that I came up fourth on that honorable list, although have since been bumped to page 2.)
Why would someone at the Hard Rock Google "chazzerai"? Maybe a guest at the hotel heard the word during a show and wondered what it meant? I don't generally think of Yiddish phrases as part of the entertainment at this type of venue, but you never know--perhaps one of the hip musicians was a follower of Kabbalah trying to reclaim his or her cultural heritage. Or maybe the older manager of a rock star, or a patron at a restaurant, voiced a complaint, and the recipient consulted Google for a translation.
Or some bored teenager sitting in a hotel lobby was passing the time with a laptop, just as I did with all the books in the gift shop when when my parents slept late during Passover week at Brown's Hotel.
In any case, I hope this post cleared up any confusion.