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  • #51812

    Unseen
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    Give Davis a break. I don’t think he’s a native English speaker (are you, Davis?).

    There are several definitions of “scrounge” but the relevant one is to gather or round up or collect something, and one of the antisemitic tropes is that Jews are obsessed with money to the point of engaging in cheating, fraud, or usery to get money.

    Jews and money, Jews and money, Jews and money, that is the trope. Shakespeare’s Shylock exemplified this as did the money changers at the temple who made Jesus so angry he turned their trading tables over.

    #51813

    jakelafort
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    Yiddish commercial from 40s in NY city. Can we cut a deal?

    #51814

    TheEncogitationer
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    Uneen,

    “Usury”, of course, translates to “interest rates that someone on the giving end does not like, and which could be avoided if schools simply taught students about compounding, investment, and being on the receiving end.” 🎩💱💰💲

    #51815

    jakelafort
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    Enco, it is Jewsury laws.

    Funny cuz i never remember usury laws coming up in my practice. I do however recall how some clients got in trouble with payday loans. Those rates will embarass lone sharks. Stay away from payday..hay hay hay

    #51816

    TheEncogitationer
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    Jake,

    So what’s the translation? Is it anything that serves up and pays for “Breakfast In America?”

    #51817

    jakelafort
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    Enco, if you are talking about translating Yiddish i only know a few phrases. But it really is close to German. i knew a German girl from Germany that had no trouble reading and understanding Yiddish.

    #51819

    Unseen
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    We’re a long way from the original topic but…what is Yiddish?

    Well, one facile answer to where the word comes from is that it’s a corruption of the German word for “jewish” which is “jüdisch” (approximately pronounced “yoodish”). Many English slang words have been taken from Yiddish, especially ones starting with the “sh” sound (schlep, schlemiel, schlemazel, schtupp, schlong, schmeer, schmooze, etc., often with the germanic “c” dropped or optional).

    A more detailed but not academic discussion:

    #51820

    jakelafort
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    As a kid i always heard Yiddish is just low German.

    But i did read a long scholarly article about Yiddish and its influences are diverse.

    #51821

    Unseen
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    As a kid i always heard Yiddish is just low German. But i did read a long scholarly article about Yiddish and its influences are diverse.

    #51822

    TheEncogitationer
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    Unseen and Jake,

    I knew Yiddish had elements of Hebrew, German, and Polish, but I did not know about the Aramaic and Romantic influences as well.

    The Aramaic was a natural, since it too is Semitic, and now knowing the migration itenary, the Romantic influence makes sense too.

    I hope you enjoyed the Klezmer melody in the Supertramp song.

    #51823

    TheEncogitationer
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    Unseen,

    I hope you actually paid attention to that video on Jewish languages you presented.

    It means that Jews wandered from “The Holy Land” to everywhere in Europe, Asia, and North Africa before they migrated back to “The Holy Land” and thus were not just “European Colonizers.”

    #51824

    TheEncogitationer
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    Jake,

    Funny cuz i never remember usury laws coming up in my practice. I do however recall how some clients got in trouble with payday loans. Those rates will embarass lone sharks. Stay away from payday..hay hay hay.

    Very true. I also have to remind my customers about the CoinStar machines.

    CoinStar doesn’t charge a fee for converting coins to restaurant and business gift card vouchers or for converting coins to charitable donations, but to convert coins into a voucher to cash into bills at the register, CoinStar charges 20 Cents on the Dollar!

    I always tell customers you’re better off getting a Sharper Image coin sorter that separates coins into their proper roll wrapper, then taking the filled coin rolls to their local bank. The Sharper Image gadget pays for itself within a few uses, is fun to watch, and charges no fee!

    Some. customers take whole 5 gallon buckets of coins and a scoop to the CoinStar Machine. I hope they’re getting many meals at IHOP or donating to Children’s Mirwcle Network instead of getting them changed to bills because that is such a losing move!

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    #51826

    jakelafort
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    Wow, 20 percent for that service. That ought to be illegal. Or let the free market generate competition cuz that is beyond outrageous.

    #51827

    Davis
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    Enco, would you support expelling most New Yorkers from Manhattan and giving it over to the Native American population of New York state, funding and arming them and supporting them when Manhattanites resist? I would be quite curious to hear everyone’s response to this (and some bullshit answer about how “it is not the same thing”).

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    #51830

    _Robert_
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    Enco, would you support expelling most New Yorkers from Manhattan and giving it over to the Native American population of New York state, funding and arming them and supporting them when Manhattanites resist? I would be quite curious to hear everyone’s response to this (and some bullshit answer about how “it is not the same thing”).

    Oh, it is the same alright, and if they had the power, they would do it. The tribes would have to fight it out about who gets what, just like they have done since the pre-Colombian days when cannibalism and ritualized torture were commonplace during all those inter-tribal wars. The belief that Native Americans existed in some peace-loving utopia is the bullshit.

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