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 MyOwnDrum View Post
    That was then and this is now.
    Er, no, even I can remember when it wasn't offensive to Blacks.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Er, no, even I can remember when it wasn't offensive to Blacks.
    Like Blazing Saddles?

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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.

    The people to whom it was offensive may not have mattered to their oppressors, but they were offended. As for floods, what flood?
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    Re: What do you think of the phrase "He jewed me down"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    I am an atheist.
    I often wondered why atheists choose to label themselves after something they're not.

    I mean, I'm not a socialist, but I don't walk around calling myself an "asocialist"; I'm not British, but I don't refer to myself as an "abritish".

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    The people to whom it was offensive may not have mattered to their oppressors, but they were offended.
    I have childhood memories of Blacks calling each-other and themselves "nigger (s)"....in fact they still do, though in a somewhat different context.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    It's a term used to vent frustration, not express hatred of a group.
    If you're using the phrase out of genuine frustration, then you really are using it for the wrong reasons, imho. Using bigoted phrases (yes, even though it's very far down my personal list of offensiveness, it's still technically bigoted) in anger means you're using it in a bigoted fashion.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    Like Blazing Saddles?
    Good movie

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Good movie
    Yeah. But I still think even though it is being used in a different text, it is remnants of racism. An enlightened person should have a deeper vocabulary.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    If you're using the phrase out of genuine frustration, then you really are using it for the wrong reasons, imho. Using bigoted phrases (yes, even though it's very far down my personal list of offensiveness, it's still technically bigoted) in anger means you're using it in a bigoted fashion.
    So you're saying the electrician in question is devoted to making a profitable business and is rather intolerant of constant price cuts?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    Yeah. But I still think even though it is being used in a different text, it is remnants of racism. An enlightened person should have a deeper vocabulary.
    I read Blazing Saddles as a statement about racism, rather than a racist work.
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