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!

    29 23.77%
  • 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!

    33 27.05%
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    Re: What do you think of the phrase "He jewed me down"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    Interesting... especially since it happens to be my mother who is Jewish.
    From a purely classical religious and orthodox standpoint, you, too are Jewish.
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    Re: What do you think of the phrase "He jewed me down"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    Interesting... especially since it happens to be my mother who is Jewish.
    Sooo, you aren't 'half' Jewish. You are Jewish.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ds4159 View Post
    I disagree with this completely. I have a black husband. I have mixed children. Racism against you is 99% of the time what you make of it.
    Tell me that the next time some one says "you sounded white over the phone." In a meeting during a job interview.

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    I have been called horrible things many times by black women. I have been told that I am stealing their men and threatened. But really, So what? Oh well. It isn't that tragic, my feelings aren't hurt and I really don't care if they are ignorant.
    You just don't get it. This is not just about someone calling you a name. This is about being denied service or a job, things that really makes a difference. This is about being a second class citizen in your own country, the one you served. This is about being literally run out of a neighborhood because you are the wrong color.

    Quote Originally Posted by ds4159 View Post
    My husband is sick to death of his own race and other minorities still using racism as an excuse. He was a single dad of two mixed children, whom we got custody of from their white mother, he went to college while working full-time and raising his kids without any monetary or physical help and now has his bachelors and a great career.
    Please point out where anyone including myself has used it as an excuse? I asked a question.

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    The focus should not be on who is discriminated against the most. Stop whining and work together and get things accomplished. That is more likely to change the still-ignorant minds than anything else. How my parents and grandparents acted in the past, doesn't give me an excuse nor hold me liable for their actions today. I am responsible for myself.
    Right over your head.

    Next time maybe read what has happened before jumping to a conclusion.
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    Re: What do you think of the phrase "He jewed me down"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Calling Jews Jews is offensive? What else does one call them? Maybe it depends on the individuals...all the Jews I know refer to themselves as Jews. I've never even thought about it as an offensive term.
    I believe it was so if it was in a derogatory context that I was told this. Of course, I didn't hear it from the official Jewish Offense League either. Believe it or not, Jewish people do not agree with each other all the time or on everything. They are just like everyone else.
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    Re: What do you think of the phrase "He jewed me down"?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    You know guys, I'm not a big fan of comparing who has been hurt by ethnic/racial/religious prejudice more. I am a white man... and Jewish. I have been discriminated against, called names because of my religion, and had a swatika painted on my locker (as did a friend of mine who happened to be an Auschwitz survivor!!!). I think ANYONE who has been victimized by any of these types of slurs and attacks knows what it feels like. It's not worse, it's not better... it just is. I, myself, don't understand the motivations to participate... mostly because I have no desire to get into that mindset enough TO understand it. But the point is, whenever it happens, it harms all of us.
    I got my first taste of prejudice 47yrs ago when we moved to a Christian school, we were called Christ Killers ect. My wife and I were on a flight to Europe just before Christmas, it was a Hungarian Airline with Ukrainian stewards, they were fine until they noticed my star of david, Juden with a snarl was uttered by the women, my wife speaks german, I lost my temper, we were still on British soil, so when she said she would have the police remove us I reminded her of that fact, the Captain came out and moved them to the other end off the plane.

    I reported it to the Police when we returned home, they are taking it very seriously.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Except you seem to be confused as to who is the bully here. YOU are the one spouting abusive language and feigning offense over minor things (for which you were not even present).

    No one is hurt if people jokingly use racial slurs or stereotypes around their friends, whom they know won't be offended.
    If you say things in private that you would not say in public? You are doing something wrong and it means you know it. You would say certain things to your roommate because it is so funny. HAHA Look at me we can be cute and racst but would not say it on street as you know it would cause a problem and is wrong.

    I just used the term whitebread in another thread and would say it to ANY white person! That is the difference.
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    Re: What do you think of the phrase "He jewed me down"?

    Quote Originally Posted by B L Zeebub View Post
    I got my first taste of prejudice 47yrs ago when we moved to a Christian school, we were called Christ Killers ect. My wife and I were on a flight to Europe just before Christmas, it was a Hungarian Airline with Ukrainian stewards, they were fine until they noticed my star of david, Juden with a snarl was uttered by the women, my wife speaks german, I lost my temper, we were still on British soil, so when she said she would have the police remove us I reminded her of that fact, the Captain came out and moved them to the other end off the plane.

    I reported it to the Police when we returned home, they are taking it very seriously.
    I don't even want to say some of the things that people said to my mother when she visited Germany in the early '60's.
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    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

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

    To the OP -

    I grew up hearing phrases such as what have been outlined in this thread. I won't recount them, but I *will* say that the terms like "Jew someone down" was used by my great grandfather and at the time I heard these phrases, I had NO CLUE what they meant and honestly, didn't know until I was in my early teens. Those phrases carried no ill will toward anyone and became as much of a habit to my great grandparents (and grandparents) as some words and phrases we use today.

    These phrases aren't used today as much as they were even 20-30 years ago. Perhaps they are insensitive to people; but I'm pretty sure that when they are used, most times they are done so without much thought behind them. Right or wrong, that's how I see it.
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    Re: What do you think of the phrase "He jewed me down"?

    I have heard people call a hope chest a "jew" box..
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    Re: What do you think of the phrase "He jewed me down"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    I have heard people call a hope chest a "jew" box..
    I've never heard that.... and I won't pretend that I get it, either. I am kind of slow that way.
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