Graffiti and “chochmah”

I’m off to a gig in Mornington Crescent this evening. Last year I came across this graffiti on the way to Mornington Crescent just off Camden High Street; to me it sums up a type of jokey witticism that is manifested in the Yiddish “Chochmah”, derived from the Hebrew for wisdom. This is chochmah NW1 style! (If you are into languages, ┬áchochmah is pronounced with a guttural ch as in the Scottish “loch”.)

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