Judges 12:4 - 6 (New Living Translation)
Shibboleth as a word had literally referred to a connection of grains inside a plant. But in rememberance of the story above, it has come to represent in modern usage the difference of one group from another, often summarized by a single word or phrase. The Ephraimites had no "sh" sound in their language, and so were unable to pronounce "shibboleth."
There is one word today that identifies members of a group with shared customs and associations, and it is also an "sh" word. That word delineates a culture and a world of nuances.
Sherry is our Shibboleth.
|This dude is part of the team.|