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!

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

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

    I'm a jew, the jocks are bigger tight arses

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

    Did you guys know that the word "gyp" (as in "the fraudster gypped me") is a racial slur against gypsies? I just found that out a couple years ago when I went to Italy. I guess it just goes to show you that sometimes people have been saying things for so long that they lose their original meaning, and people say them without even thinking about who they might offend. I don't think we're quite there with "jewed me down" yet, but maybe in another few decades.
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    Re: What do you think of the phrase "He jewed me down"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Did you guys know that the word "gyp" (as in "the fraudster gypped me") is a racial slur against gypsies? I just found that out a couple years ago when I went to Italy. I guess it just goes to show you that sometimes people have been saying things for so long that they lose their original meaning, and people say them without even thinking about who they might offend. I don't think we're quite there with "jewed me down" yet, but maybe in another few decades.
    I had a teacher in high school who was a Romani and was hugely offended when people said "gypped." She drummed it out of all of us.
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    Re: What do you think of the phrase "He jewed me down"?

    Jews and Gypsy's. for whom the bell toles

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

    My friends and I actively reference, "bring jewed" in terms of money and power. We also reference, "Motza balled" if you're manhood has come into question by a Jew

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

    I've never heard anyone say that before. It's mildly insensitive, since it perpetuates racial stereotypes, but it's not a big deal.
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    Re: What do you think of the phrase "He jewed me down"?

    It is racist as hell
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    Re: What do you think of the phrase "He jewed me down"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I agree. I wouldn't say it around a group of strangers, because I wouldn't want to offend anyone. But my roommate and I say **** like that (and worse) all the time to each other, just because it's funny.
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    Re: What do you think of the phrase "He jewed me down"?

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    I've known Jews who have used the expression.

    It depends on the circumstances.
    It is fine for Jews to use it.
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    Re: What do you think of the phrase "He jewed me down"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    It is racist as hell
    Its perhaps a tad offensive, but not racist

    For example, a Thai Buddhist or an African atheist can convert to Judaism.

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