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

    A buddy of mine used this the other day. He's an electrician and owns his own business. He was talking about how some customers try to jew him down on prices, and other aggravations of running his business. There aren't many Jews around here, so I know he was using this phrase as an idiom, not because he's a bigot. Plus, I know he's not a bigot.

    What do you think of the phrase?

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

    Never heard the phrase before, so no opinion.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    A buddy of mine used this the other day. He's an electrician and owns his own business. He was talking about how some customers try to jew him down on prices, and other aggravations of running his business. There aren't many Jews around here, so I know he was using this phrase as an idiom, not because he's a bigot. Plus, I know he's not a bigot.

    What do you think of the phrase?
    Depends on who's using it, who they're saying it to, and why. Racial stereotypes can be hilarious under the right circumstances.
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    Re: What do you think of the phrase "He jewed me down"?

    Quote Originally Posted by CrusaderRabbit08 View Post
    Never heard the phrase before, so no opinion.
    It means to drive a hard bargain. It's based on a stereotype of Jews being aggressive in getting a good deal, to the point of ruthlessness.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Depends on who's using it, who they're saying it to, and why. Racial stereotypes can be hilarious under the right circumstances.
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    Re: What do you think of the phrase "He jewed me down"?

    Depends on context.

    For example:

    Mama Case: "Did you know this is the man performed your circumcision?"

    Me: "He the guy who Jewed me down?!?!??!1"



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

    It's insensitive, but only to the extent that it shouldn't be used in polite company.

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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
    It's insensitive, but only to the extent that it shouldn't be used in polite company.
    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"?

    I think it can definitely be seen as offensive, but I've also heard the phrase used a lot.
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    Re: What do you think of the phrase "He jewed me down"?

    It's an old phrase that really has no offensive meaning, except to those who are looking for things to get offended by. People need to lighten up.
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