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Thread: Is the Term "Jew" Offensive?

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    Re: Is the Term "Jew" Offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Who suggested this post was about you? Are you feeling singled out?
    Who said it has to be about me before I can take exception?
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    Re: Is the Term "Jew" Offensive?

    I have not read this thread, and not sure if I even would want to, but the title prompted this tidbit of info.

    I recall as a kid visiting Florida and there was a newspaper story about a man who caught a monstrous 600+ pound Jewfish off from the pier at the beach (Naples, or Ft. Meyers one of the two) . You won't find any Jewfish anymore, apparently that particular nomenclature has since been deemed offensive, they are now the Goliath Grouper.
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    Re: Is the Term "Jew" Offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Demon of Light View Post
    Who said it has to be about me before I can take exception?
    WHY are you taking exception?

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    Re: Is the Term "Jew" Offensive?

    The jews call themselves jews don't they? They are part of the jewish community aren't they?
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    Re: Is the Term "Jew" Offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    WHY are you taking exception?
    Because what Gardener said was wrong. I thought that much was obvious.
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    Re: Is the Term "Jew" Offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    The jews call themselves jews don't they? They are part of the jewish community aren't they?
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    Re: Is the Term "Jew" Offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Demon of Light View Post
    Because what Gardener said was wrong. I thought that much was obvious.
    Yes, books created in order to promote hostility towards Jewish people by accusing them of manipulating people though milking the Holocaust obviously have nothing to do with the sort of classic antisemitism in bygone days that simply accused Jewish people of manipulating people by basis of their protocols.
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    Re: Is the Term "Jew" Offensive?

    You're saying that people create books simply with the goal of creating hostility towards the Jews? Gosh. You're so cynical, gardener.

    /sarcasm.

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    Re: Is the Term "Jew" Offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Demon of Light View Post
    I think the term can never be offensive, but rather it is entirely based on something else communicated at the same time. If someone says "Jew" like that's a bad thing it is really the fact someone is saying it like it is a bad thing as opposed to the term itself being used. It is not like calling someone a fishhead or a porch monkey, words whose sole meanings are pejorative.
    Agreed. The intent tells you about the person using the word, and if the person intends it as an insult they are what is offensive, not the word.
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    Re: Is the Term "Jew" Offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Demon of Light View Post
    Because what Gardener said was wrong. I thought that much was obvious.
    I truly don't understand what Gardener said that was wrong. Could you elaborate?
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