Kosher stove and fridge
evan at snarc.net
Wed Jan 3 13:19:12 CST 2007
My objection isn't to the actual word "Jew" but to your casual use of it to
replace "You" for no good reason.
Yes, political correctness has gone too far, and a little counter-push is
healthy. But that doesn't give everyone a blank check to be an insensitive
jerk. I don't care if you are also Jewish or not -- as the reader I've got
no way of knowing and it still wasn't even funny.
>>> Unsolicited advice: lighten up ... I'm not seeing it.
From: Warren Wolfe [mailto:wizard at voyager.net]
Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2007 2:31 AM
To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
Subject: RE: Kosher stove and fridge
On Tue, 2007-01-02 at 19:21 -0500, Evan Koblentz wrote:
> >>> Ridiculous? Jew don't want to go DERE, puppy..
> This thread has been entertaining, albeit OT, but "Jew don't want to
> go..." is not funny and I find it a bit offensive.
What a waste... too bad it wasn't a troll, as it would have been
successful. I am assuming, here, that you are referring to the word
"Jew," as in a person of the Jewish faith. I'll ignore for the moment
such things as my lifetime membership in Sigma Alpha Mu, etc., which
gives me license to tell any Jewish jokes I wish.
The major issue here is that "Jew don't want to go DERE, puppy" is
my attempt to phoneticize the "Brazilian Fighting Cockatoo's" accent
from the clip I quoted. Personally, I think it is a fine job. Further,
I find the clip to be hilarious. YMMV. Neither the clip, nor my use of
it, have anything whatsoever to do with Jews, in either a positive or
negative manner, other than the accidental positioning in a string on
Kosher appliances. Actually, if you weren't overly sensitive on this
subject, as indicated by your false positive, the "DERE" should have
been a strong clue, as should my signature phrase, "Ay, ay, ay," and
signature of Manny Cockatoo, all taken from the clip -- which I assume
you failed to view prior to complaining. To lose the accent, what is
being said is "You don't want to go THERE, puppy," which seems pale and
lackluster compared to the way the cockatoo (and I) put it. Again,
YMMV. Unsolicited advice: lighten up.
Oh, and in case I am once more offering unintended offense,
"cockatoo" has nothing to do with male genitalia, "troll" is a word from
the fishing vernacular meaning to fish for an over-reaction, as opposed
to an insulting term for little people, and "success" is not a reference
to a sex act. That's all I can think of to pre-explain. Let me know if
I missed any potentially offensive references.
Furthermore, if you are NOT complaining about my use of the word
"Jew," and your perceived insults to either Hebrew or Jewish people, you
will have to clearly state the exact reason for your perceived offense.
I'm not seeing it. Thank you for taking the time to over-react to
nothing. That, and any other humorous input you might have, is greatly
Warren E. Wolfe
wizard at voyager.net
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