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Cadleigh said:Majority of people on this Forum wanted him gone and were utterly relentless in criticism of him regardless of his past record. I think that has played a part in his decision to go.
I hope it doesn’t come back to bite us in the arse. If it does I trust those of you who wanted this to happen man up and own the consequences of your actions.
Cadleigh said:RMark_Jack_London said:cadleigh, you are taking the term out of context and you are also not clear on the derivative of the word. read the link I posted above!
I don't think it dawned on the poster or anyone else on her what the religious background is of the owners.
so if anyone is making this into an anti Semitic insult, it is you! and you are wrong, and doing the cause of fighting bigotry more harm than good.
I said in my first post that I wasn’t accusing j4cka of using it in an anti-semitic way. But it only takes one person to think they are in on a ‘joke’ for things to go very badly wrong.
If you can demonstrate to me that no one ever uses the term ‘shylock’ as a form of anti-Semitic abuse, I will apologise. If not then please accept that they do, regardless of the origin of the word.
The word ‘slut’ originally meant a person (usually a woman but not always) who was dirty or unkempt. Its first recorded use was by Chaucer, to refer to a man, in fact. People co-opt words. Sad but true.