Re: [Geared_hub_bikes] Pj's use of "Yehuda"
- It's a common semi-disrespectful terms for Jews here in Philly, like calling Italians Diegos, Irish as Micks, Mexicans as Pedros, Arabs as Abduls/Haiji's etc. It is usually used so the speaker can claim innocence. I hear alot where I work in a major medical center complex and it's an ongoing battle to get people to stop doing it.It's called a double entendre which means a figure of speech in which a spoken phrase is devised to be understood in either of two ways. Often the first (more obvious) meaning is straightforward, while the second meaning is less so: often risqué or ironic.How it was intended is only partially relevant.TomIn absentia lucii, tenebrae vinctum!! In the absence of light, darkness prevails.
From: John Baldwin <johnbaldwin207@...>
Sent: Sunday, November 18, 2012 9:34 PM
Subject: Re: [Geared_hub_bikes] Pj's use of "Yehuda"
hence 5 or 6 people linking to the web comic inside of 10 minutes...On Sun, Nov 18, 2012 at 6:34 PM, John Baldwin <johnbaldwin207@...> wrote:
...It's a pretty common utterance of the cognoscente.On Sun, Nov 18, 2012 at 6:05 PM, John Harvey <jsharvey1961@...> wrote:Before today how many of you had ever even heard or read the term? Ever heard it used? Even once in your life? I certainly never had. I can understand the possibility of offense, but then the explanation was posted. You may not like the explanation, but that is what the speaker apparently meant.