Everyone knows the classic Jewish slurs. They of course include the likes of ‘Judas’, ‘Christ Killer’, ‘Kike’, and ‘Jew’. The type of words Mel Gibson writes in his diary.
On top of these, you may even get ‘Jewed’ out of money, or ‘Jewed down’ when negotiating a financial transaction.
But did you know that there are many many more, overtly coded, anti-Semitic words to describe Jews? Kind of like in that The Office episode where they use Pam’s name as a way to talk shit about someone else right in front of their face? It’s exactly like that. But more hateful. And in this case they are words that lazily rhyme with ‘Jew’.
Some examples include:
- Eskimo (South African)
- Ikey Moe (South Africa, short for Isaac Moses)
- Peruvians (South African, possibly comes from ‘Polish and Russian Union’)
- Buckle my shoe (Cockney)
- Five by two (Cockney)
- Kangaroo (Cockney)
- Pot of Glue (Cockney)
- Sarah Soo (Cockney)
So what am I trying to say? The Cockneys really hate Jewish people. Probably best to never go there. And, also, now you have some fun new words if you want to make fun of your Jewish friends. Although if you are going to use ‘Kangaroo’, I prefer you use the phrase ‘those jumping Kangaroos always taking our money’. Then no one will ever figure that out.
Are there any terrible and obscure words you use to talk about Jewish people right in front of them without them knowing? Any you want to add to this list?