Recommend addition/removal of words
as a Jew your attitude and accusations offended me
Of course it did, I would expect nothing less. (I can't imagine much of anything I could say that would not, regardless of the content)
I never said you asked to remove the word. I posted in this forum in response to the first post, not to you.
You however, provided quite a lengthy response, to something that was not posted to you.
My second post however was in direct response to your post to me. The foreskin comment I know was zoso, but just merely pointed out to you that I am without, as you were in a conversation with him about me.
I was not accusatory, but whatever. You can believe what you wish, I have no desire to continue to defend my words, it's going nowhere. I have my beliefs and you have yours, let's leave it at that, shall we?
Or if it makes you feel better, let's just say "You win betterlate1".
Congratulations sir, well done.
Have a wonderful day!
@sanctuarie whatever you say
Una Ni Mhathuna last edited by
Thank god for common sense
Sanjeeda Khatoon last edited by
@zoso-thezephead I am sorry .I didn't mean that.Actuallay my native language is not English.One of the reason why I paly this game ??? I think this is a good channel to improve my vocabulary .Thanks for the correction.I will never use this word again.
EmbraceableEwe last edited by
Are we planning to ask for ALL derogatory words to be removed? How about commonly used profanity?
The set of words allowed in word games is normally a list of words that exist in the language, not a list of only the good and uplifting words.
I'm not arguing that anyone should use the verb form of "jew" in speech in polite society, but I expect all valid English words to show up in the game. That includes words that are derogatory or profane.
Not that it matters, but I am a capital-J Jew myself, and I've used the word in Lexulous. Not to endorse its use, but because I had the letters and it fit the game board.
Oversensitive political correctness is getting out of hand.
@EmbraceableEwe Being Jewish ...I also find the word jew offensive but then there are a lot of words that are offensive. Nice thing is no one has to use any word. It is all choices. Nothing wrong with being politically correct..or considering others point of view either..
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It's true that OP is referring to the usage as a verb which is rightly deemed an ethnic slur by many. We must think about the integrity of the site though. Lexulous uses the official tournament and club word lists used in competitive Scrabble, not the filtered versions. Therefore, many words considered offensive are permissible. To take the matter further, those with issues or concerns should contact the official bodies who compile those lists. Dictionaries and word lists are meant to be comprehensive. That's the point. They contain the good, the bad and the ugly.
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b birney last edited by
I have played this word, albeit with some discomfort considering my family tree. Seeing this Topic in the Forum, I decided to look it up in the dictionary. Although it can be used pejoratively, if you look it up in Merriam-Webster you will see four definitions, none pejorative. So, use it in good health, just nonpejoratively!
@b-birney you cant remove thousands of years of it being a derogatory word and used in a derogatory manner ...even if remove it from the dictionary
@zoso-thezephead That's true. When the word is lowercased, it can have a derogatory meaning: to "jew" someone is to be extremely selfish in a financial transaction, tapping into the racist trope that Jews are, as a race, venal and primarily concerned with making money, perhaps taking advantage.
I note that "fag" is not allowed here, even though it can mean "cigarette." So, I see inconsistency in allowing one pejorative term (lowercase "jew") but not another (fag > homosexual).
@lexulous Please consider the nice valid word DZO
(Dzo - Wikipedia)
"A dzo (Tibetan མཛོ་ mdzo) (also spelled zo, zho and dzho) is a hybrid between the yak and domestic cattle."
@roslyn-irvine Vax, Pix, and TIx all work in the UK dictionary here.
@roslyn-irvine Hi, depends which version of the dictionary you are using and which version of the game as to what is good or not
Mistertoad last edited by
As a 'goy' (perjoritive?!) myself, I found this excellent article from a site described as "Jewish. Fearless. Since 1897", thus:
@lolamoth Actually, "fag" is valid, in the US dictionary at least.
I have spoken to some Jewish people on here about the 'jew' issue, and most of them said if they have the letters they will play 'jew'.
What is more amazing to me is that the N-word is in the US dictionary!
@zoso-thezephead Where to start, and where will it end.
I think more likely that the word in the current climate would be removed because it is offensive to most of the world who has predominantly sided with Palestine.
maybe people should look up the definition of "OFAY" which is also valid.
Yes, and honky, wop, spic, nigger and wetback, please. Plus I'm sure there are lots of others. I'm all for correctness, and I'm sure there are many words that have to go. Thank you Lexulous for policing the language!