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  •  Speaking as . . . (2+ / 0-)
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    . . . a Jew, I think I can clarify a few things about the terminology: it is perfectly okay to use the word "Jew" as a noun. Usage as such has not been pejorative, as indicated by your profs' casual use thereof. The problem only arises if the word is used as an adjective-- e.g. "that Jew lawyer," or "a Jew nose"-- or as a verb-- e.g. "to Jew someone down," meaning to haggle for a lower price on something. It seems that the use of the word in those pejorative contexts has made people overly cautious about ever using it, even though it's entirely kosher, so to speak, as long as it's a noun!

    30, chick, Jewish, solid progressive, NY-14 currently, FL-22 native, went to school in IL-01. "We need less of that War on Women, and more of that Warren woman!"-- writer Paul Myers.

    by The Caped Composer on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 06:56:22 AM PDT

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    •  hah (0+ / 0-)

      the irony is Republican politicians from Arkansas and Oklahoma apparently have no problem using it the un-PC way.

      Living in Kyoto-06 (Japan), voting in RI-01, went to college in IL-01.

      by sapelcovits on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 07:13:33 AM PDT

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