View Poll Results: What do you think of the phrase 'He jewed me down'?

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  • I'm highly offended by the phrase!

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  • It's an insensitive choice of words

    45 36.89%
  • It depends entirely on the context

    13 10.66%
  • As long as it's not refering to real Jews

    2 1.64%
  • It's just an old expression that perfectly expresses its meaning!

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    Re: What do you think of the phrase "He jewed me down"?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    Yep, what about the Chinese? They are stingy hard bargainers. A cunning race if ya ask me...
    That's why they're known as "the Jews of the East." Funny thing is, every time I've heard this expression used, it was both intended and taken as flattering.

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    Re: What do you think of the phrase "He jewed me down"?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    the word nigger is racist, period. not just insensitive, but racist.
    Unless of course a black uses it right? Even if you don't agree with that opening sentence many a black person still uses it to refer to each other. Quite simply put, I don't do hypocritical. It is either an unacceptable term period. Or it is an acceptable term period. In the case of nigger, blacks are the ones to set the tone for it. They use it constantly among themselves. Therefore it is acceptable to use.

    The same applies to the OP's "He jewed me down". I've known Jews that use it themselves. Therefore it is an acceptable term to use.
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    Re: What do you think of the phrase "He jewed me down"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    That's why they're known as "the Jews of the East." Funny thing is, every time I've heard this expression used, it was both intended and taken as flattering.
    The way I tend to view it is that you can't be offended unless you desire to take offense. By letting others define you based on their perceptions, you give them the power to yank your chain.

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    Re: What do you think of the phrase "He jewed me down"?

    I don't know, maybe it's because I am black. No racial term has the same sting as "nigger." I mean you can call me an "Alabama porch monkey" "shine" etc, and nothing, but all of a sudden throw in "nigger" and I want to kill someone.

    I mean "red neck" "chink" "wet back" etc for the other races are just laughable. Makes them no less derogatory, but again they don't have the same sting. Throw nigger in there, and all of a sudden you have a fight on your hands.

    Does it have so much of a stigma attached to it, that we will never get over it?

    It seems to have even more of a stigma than say calling someone a Nazi or Fascist.
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    Re: What do you think of the phrase "He jewed me down"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Makes them no less derogatory, but again they don't have the same sting.
    Only because you're not a "redneck," a "chink," ,a "wetback," etc., etc., etc. Just because you don't find offense at a particular racial slur, it's still a racial slur and unacceptable. If not to you, certainly to others.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    I mean "red neck" "chink" "wet back" etc for the other races are just laughable.
    You seem to be saying that your offense taken from a racial slur ("nigger") is more valid than, say, a Hispanic's offense taken from a racial slur ("wetback").

    Is your offense somehow more important or valid than theirs?

    Really?
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    Re: What do you think of the phrase "He jewed me down"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    I'm only saying that contributing epithets or sayings that paint an entire race/ethnicity in a negative light (and let's be honest, the sentiment behind "Jewing me down" ain't positive) to the English language does nothing good for that race/ethnicity.
    It does nothing good for ANYONE.

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    Re: What do you think of the phrase "He jewed me down"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    Only because you're not a "redneck," a "chink," ,a "wetback," etc., etc., etc. Just because you don't find offense at a particular racial slur, it's still a racial slur and unacceptable. If not to you, certainly to others.



    You seem to be saying that your offense taken from a racial slur ("nigger") is more valid than, say, a Hispanic's offense taken from a racial slur ("wetback").

    Is your offense somehow more important or valid than theirs?

    Really?
    I don't think that's what he meant. He is talking about himself. Put the whole post in that context and it makes sense. Like he said, he still considers the others racial slurs and unacceptable.
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    Re: What do you think of the phrase "He jewed me down"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    It does nothing good for ANYONE.
    It does nothing bad for anyone either. Unless they choose to let it.

    Words are just words and do no harm by themselves.
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    Re: What do you think of the phrase "He jewed me down"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    Only because you're not a "redneck," a "chink," ,a "wetback," etc., etc., etc. Just because you don't find offense at a particular racial slur, it's still a racial slur and unacceptable. If not to you, certainly to others.
    Not really, I have asked others including those on this board and they will tell you that it really is just stupid.

    In fact if you look around and pay attention it is mostly liberal whites who make the biggest deal out of this.

    Did you even bother to read what I was asking or what I said? Or do you just knee jerk as a matter of purpose?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    You seem to be saying that your offense taken from a racial slur ("nigger") is more valid than, say, a Hispanic's offense taken from a racial slur ("wetback").

    Is your offense somehow more important or valid than theirs?

    Really?
    Do you like looking like your reading comprehension sucks?

    I am getting really tired of the righteous indignation from those who cannot understand what they read.
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    Re: What do you think of the phrase "He jewed me down"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    I don't know, maybe it's because I am black. No racial term has the same sting as "nigger." I mean you can call me an "Alabama porch monkey" "shine" etc, and nothing, but all of a sudden throw in "nigger" and I want to kill someone.

    I mean "red neck" "chink" "wet back" etc for the other races are just laughable. Makes them no less derogatory, but again they don't have the same sting. Throw nigger in there, and all of a sudden you have a fight on your hands.

    Does it have so much of a stigma attached to it, that we will never get over it?

    It seems to have even more of a stigma than say calling someone a Nazi or Fascist.
    I agree, it can be quite effective......

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