Creative Destruction

November 10, 2007

Fuck Jew!

Filed under: Content-lite,Political Correctness — Daran @ 6:53 am

I haven’t permanently abandoned CD. Honestly, it’s just that I’ve been struggling to do any blogging at all recently. But while I’m passing through, here’s the first of a couple of quickies for you.

This is old, but probably still current:

Following is a table of the offensive language, this year’s ranking and its chart position two years ago…

WORD 2000 1998
Cunt 1 1
Motherfucker* 2 2
Fuck 3 3
Wanker* 4 4
Nigger* 5 11
Bastard 6 5
Prick 7 7
Bollocks* 8 6
Arsehole 9 9
Paki* 10 17
Shag 11 8
Whore 12 13
Twat 13 10
Piss off 14 12
Spastic 15 14
Slag 16 18
Shit 17 15
Dickhead* 18 19
Pissed off 19 16
Arse 20 20
Bugger 21 21
Balls 22 22
Jew 23 24
Sodding* 24 23
Jesus Christ 25 26
Crap 26 25
Bloody 27 27
God 28 28

The list can be divided into two groups: expletives, such as “fuck!” and “Jesus Christ!”, some of which have acceptable non-expletive uses; and epithets, such as “Nigger”.

But where does “Jew” fit in? I’ve never heard of it being used as an expletive, for Jew’s sake! So it must be an epithet.

But if we can’t call a Jewing Jew a “Jew”, what the Jew can we call him?

10 Comments »

  1. Jewish.

    Comment by Robert — November 10, 2007 @ 11:42 am | Reply

  2. Oh, and thanks for ensuring that “creative destruction AND wanker AND sodding AND fuck” will always bring back a Google hit.😉

    Comment by Robert — November 11, 2007 @ 12:10 pm | Reply

  3. It’s not, surely, more offensive to refer to somebody as a “jew” rather than as a “jewish person”? On the other hand, calling somebody a “jew-doctor” or a “jew-scientist”, rather than a “jewish doctor” or a “jewish scientist”, is clearly offensive. I wonder what the difference is?

    Comment by Tom Nolan — November 11, 2007 @ 12:32 pm | Reply

  4. The perceived intent of the speaker.

    Comment by Robert — November 11, 2007 @ 12:46 pm | Reply

  5. I think most labels sound less pejorative if put in the form of “________ person.” “Pole” sounds worse than “Polish person.” “Democrat” sounds harsher than “Democratic voter” or “member of the Democratic Party.” “The poor” sounds less sympathetic than “poor people”; the same with “the disabled” and “people with disabilities;” “youths” and “young people.”

    Comment by nobody.really — November 12, 2007 @ 3:00 pm | Reply

  6. …calling somebody a “jew-doctor” or a “jew-scientist”, rather than a “jewish doctor” or a “jewish scientist”, is clearly offensive. I wonder what the difference is?

    It’s an offense against grammar, that’s for certain.

    Comment by Daran — November 13, 2007 @ 10:14 am | Reply

  7. That’s what Jew think!

    Comment by nobody.really — November 14, 2007 @ 7:14 am | Reply

  8. You two, stop being so jewvenile.

    Comment by Tom Nolan — November 14, 2007 @ 8:41 am | Reply

  9. “It’s an offense against grammar, that’s for certain.”

    before i swear at anyone, i first stop to think whether i will offend that person grammatically.

    Comment by greywhitie — November 14, 2007 @ 10:43 am | Reply

  10. So jewvenile ! LOL

    Comment by Paul — January 16, 2008 @ 1:17 pm | Reply


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