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

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  • It depends entirely on the context

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

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  • 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"?

    Its just a saying, but I suppose it would be offensive to the Jewish people.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MsRetro View Post
    It's just because those Orientals are so darn inscrutable.
    Have you heard of the expression of being 'ninja'd"?

    One example are No Income No Job or Assets loans....that is, creditors who loan to people they shouldn't because those people can't pay.

    A loan applicant who is given the loan, gets into trouble when they can't pay, and has their house foreclosed on, might say their house were 'ninja'd" from them.

    My fellow WoW addicts are more than familiar with ninja looters and vault ninjas.

    It's a term to express when something has been taken from you through deceptive means. It is not a term to express hatred of Asians.
    Last edited by Jerry; 01-11-10 at 01:30 PM.

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

    I will say that the term came about out of racism and bigotry. Same as one using the term N-word rigged, which is definitely offensive. Why not so for Jews?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    I will say that the term came about out of racism and bigotry. Same as one using the term N-word rigged, which is definitely offensive. Why not so for Jews?
    There is a difference in the two idioms. 'Nigger' is an inherently highly inflammatory and derogatory word (when used by a non-Black). 'Jew' is just a regular word.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    I will say that the term came about out of racism and bigotry. Same as one using the term N-word rigged, which is definitely offensive. Why not so for Jews?
    You mean "nigger rig"?

    Urban Dictionary: nigger rig

    It's ok to say the word when you're not using it in a derogatory context. Here we're just tossing out potentially offensive terms, we're not actually using them.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    There is a difference in the two idioms. 'Nigger' is an inherently highly inflammatory and derogatory word (when used by a non-Black). 'Jew' is just a regular word.
    Well, nigger is offensive now, but it wasn't always and it wasn't when the term came about.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    You mean "nigger rig"?

    Urban Dictionary: nigger rig

    It's ok to say the word when you're not using it in a derogatory context.
    Good god.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Well, nigger is offensive now, but it wasn't always and it wasn't when the term came about.
    That was then and this is now.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    Good god.
    Careful, Atheists might get offended by that...after all how could a God who killed millions in a flood be "good"?

    And which "god" are you referring to, by the way? Please give conclusive empirical evidence that this god exists, to then validate you're using a term to refer to him/her/it.
    Last edited by Jerry; 01-11-10 at 01:39 PM.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Careful, Atheists might get offended by that...after all how could a God who killed millions in a flood be "good"?
    I am an atheist. And you're a racist moron.

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