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for hanukkah, too.
You can't vote for jews...
im smilling like a jew on free pork thursday
and I'd be interested to hear what your source is.
what a bunch of jews
I know you're joking, but would you've started a similar thread entitled 'blacks'?
it says Jews is ok?
thats a clearly racial thing, this is a religious thing, similar to Mormons! or Christians!
although actually i was sort of playing on the 'oh no here comes a possibly offensive discussion thing' by contrasting the title with the picture.
and, as Israel has proved, it's dangerous to think so. Certainly there are ethnic traits shared by the Semitic people passed down over the generations, but the Jewish people are bound together by religion and culture not by genetics
i was asking if "semite" was a more accurate racial term.
yes it is.
And also Hitler's 'final solution' is considered 'genocide', which is racial, isn't it?
To murder all the Christians wouldn't be genocide, or would it?
(Reading this again, it strikes me that my initial reply was actually quite dismissive. Sorry. FWIW, relevant or not, I didn't know you were Jewish, joshua_t. Also, I've been living with someone who loves saying things like "of course you're not allowed to use words like 'blackboard' any more or you'll get arrested". He hasn't yet come out with "political correctness gone mad", but I fear it's only a matter of time.)
I didn't realise there was so much controversy over the word, and having read the Google page and several other sources, I'm now slightly more aware of what's what. Thanks for the links.
and now you put it like that, I completely understand. I suppose you could say the difference is that the former is defining someone by that characteristic, whereas the second is describing them.
they're really nice actually
King of the Jews? Was that just an insult then?
...arn't the little Jew(ish) dogs cute
how could a thread about such a beautiful picture be turned into such a serious debate?
I think that would be the perfect way to close your argument. :-)
And they're sooooooooooooo cute!
by the way, i acknowledge that you have a point about how lightly people throw around racial epithets sometimes (and i think people are more sensitive on here about it after gayguevera), but mine was without intention of offence, and i too hadn't realise that there had apparently been a paradigm shift that meant 'jew' was replaced with 'jewish' etc. methinks its probably more of a talked about thing in America...
just so i can complete this with the king of all internet sentences, my girlfriend is a jew. lolz. a catholic, jewish half irish person. sometimes when i touch her a bit of vomit comes up.
a girl i used to work with asked me if i was jewish.
she based this on the fact that my hair is curly, like "them people i see in stamfard 'ill".
not a bright one, bless her.
and 11 years old. I must point out that the last part especially is a lie; she's just never got over not being allowed to have a Bat Mitzvah on account of her actually being Christian.
As you can see, she's HOTTT.
They're one of the worst breeds of dogs in the world (due to their stupidity and intense lack of personality), though Jews are one of my favourite breeds of people.