Thursday, May 29, 2008

I'm boycotting certain words

Goy, goyim, shiksa, shaigetz. (I don't say schvartzeh, but if I did, I'd stop using that, too.) There are too many people who use those words in a not nice way. It's not cool, and I don't want to be associated with that. I can't change people, just my reaction to their actions, so there it is. Besides, people manage to learn that I'm Jewish. I'm glad to learn what their belief system (or lack thereof) is called. That's just simple respect and courtesy toward my fellow (hu)man.

Disclaimer: If I write man, it's short for human, if I'm not referring to someone in particular. There's nothing sexist about saving keystrokes.

This is kind of a stupid post. I've been having lots of fun over at Heshy's place (blog). And working. I need to do that more.

6 comments:

  1. This isn't a stupid post, it's quite refreshing honestly.
    I hate the word Goy and it annoys me when people use it though they usually don't understand why.

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  2. Thanks, Stacy. Sometimes I feel funny writing about orthostuff. If I actually made a list of all the new words I've learned, it would be long. Heck, there are a ton of ones that are new to me that I want to look up from pants and gemara comments this week alone. It's good. Keeps me learning. Where do you go to school? Bais Heshy. lol

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  4. Actually, beit (his mom's name). If I had a yeshiva, I'd name it after my mom.

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  5. Zetz! lol I would never spell it that way. I understand and appreciate the women's lib movement of the 20th century, but I think that's taking it a little far. (and I realize you were orobably goofing, too)

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