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Friday, February 11, 2005

Disraeli kicks Celtic ass

Lendo um artigo de Jonah Goldberg sobre a propriedade de se usar jew no lugar de jewish, encontro esta pérola:
For centuries "Jew" was the preferred pejorative term for Jewish people. For example, "Don't Jew me" meant don't haggle me down to the lowest possible price. "Dirty" or "filthy Jew" were standard parings. Benjamin Disraeli the 19th century British Prime Minister offered perhaps the most famous defense of the word when he was taunted about being a Jew in parliament. "Yes, I am a Jew, and when the ancestors of the right honorable gentleman were brutal savages in an unknown island, mine were priests in the temple of Solomon."
Cavalheiros podiam argumentar que não descendem dos celtas ou bretões insulares e sim dos anglos e saxões vindos do continente. Mas, brutal savages just the same.
# posted by rafael @ 01:16