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Sunday, August 01, 2004

Naches

No, not Nachos, Naches. That's yiddish for...naches. Ok no good English translation (as usual). Not quite pride. More like a feeling of ease or peace for the spirit. Something that makes you go, "..ahhh..." Though it's usually meant as pride. Specifically, the pride you get from one of your kids when they do something good.
Today, my 15 year old daughter had her first paying gig on guitar. She played an anniversary party for an old Russian couple.
Ahhhh....

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I first encountered this term in Ralph Koster's book, _A Theory of Fun for Game Design_, and I was frustrated that I couldn't find his source for the term. Thanks for this post, which explains it perfectly.

Dennis G. Jerz
http://jerz.setonhill.edu/weblog