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    Is the Term "Jew" Offensive?

    It's come up in a thread that some people might consider the word "Jew" to be offensive or insulting. Is "Jew" offensive? I ask this in all sincerity because I do use the word and it hadn't occurred to me that it might be a bad thing to do.
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    Re: Is the Term "Jew" Offensive?

    Can you give us an example of how you're using the term?

    For instance, are you calling people Jew-loving subhumans?

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    Re: Is the Term "Jew" Offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    It's come up in a thread that some people might consider the word "Jew" to be offensive or insulting. Is "Jew" offensive? I ask this in all sincerity because I do use the word and it hadn't occurred to me that it might be a bad thing to do.
    I saw that post and almost posted. No. The word Jew is hardly offensive. Personally, I don't call someone a Jew -- I say, "He's Jewish." But I don't see Jew as a derogatory term. It's who they are.
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    Re: Is the Term "Jew" Offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Can you give us an example of how you're using the term?

    For instance, are you calling people Jew-loving subhumans?
    Personally, I don't use it like you're describing, but I have said it tongue in cheek, like "The Jews rigged the poll". I also use it to mean a Jewish person.
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    Re: Is the Term "Jew" Offensive?

    I see it as a descriptor of an ethnicity. Its like calling someone American or Chinese.

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    Re: Is the Term "Jew" Offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Personally, I don't use it like you're describing, but I have said it tongue in cheek, like "The Jews rigged the poll". I also use it to mean a Jewish person.
    We say that all the time. But when i'm joking around about the ZOG paranoias, I usually use the term Joo.

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    Re: Is the Term "Jew" Offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    It's come up in a thread that some people might consider the word "Jew" to be offensive or insulting. Is "Jew" offensive? I ask this in all sincerity because I do use the word and it hadn't occurred to me that it might be a bad thing to do.
    Generally no - unless it's used to *be* offensive. . . which you gleam from context.

    The shortening of "Japanese" to Jap offends people beyond belief - yet in my previous employment (jeweler) we were shorten all long words to their first 3 letters for technical-writing purposes. Japanese was a name of a mesh-pattern. It would be shortened to "jap" in the same way European = Eur, Persian = Per. . . etc.

    But people would see it and flip their lid.

    But they'd see "neg" and think nothing about it - eventhough it was short for 'negro' (a color reference)
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    Re: Is the Term "Jew" Offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by catz part deux View Post
    we say that all the time. But when i'm joking around about the zog paranoias, i usually use the term joo.
    zog? ......
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    Re: Is the Term "Jew" Offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    zog? ......
    Zog h8s teh joos!!

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    Re: Is the Term "Jew" Offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    zog? ......
    Zionist Occupational Government (the idea that a shadowy cabal of Joos control the world's governments and particularly that of the U.S.). It's frequently put forward by neo-nazis, Islamists, and a couple of posters on this forum.

    IMO, it's a red flag that is a dead tip-off that you're dealing with someone that is actually anti-semitic.
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