Jump to content

Shibboleth - Word of the Day - Sat Oct 17, 2020




Shibboleth - (noun) - 1: Catchword, slogan; 2: a widely held belief or truism; 3: a custom or usage regarded as distinctive of a particular group

the x files remix GIF


For anyone that was an active fan of The X-Files, you certainly have the shibboleth of "The Truth is Out There".


  • Like 2
  • Love 1
  • Haha 2

1 Comment

Recommended Comments


shibboleth | Origin and meaning of shibboleth by Online ...

shibboleth (n.) late 14c., the Hebrew word shibboleth, meaning "flood, stream," also "ear of corn;" in Judges xii.4-6.It was the password used by the Gileadites to distinguish their own men from fleeing Ephraimites, because Ephraimites could not pronounce the -sh-sound. Hence the figurative sense of "watchword" (first recorded 1630s), which evolved by 1862 to "outmoded slogan still adhered to."
  • Like 1
Link to comment

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...

Important Information

Our Privacy Policy can be found here. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue..