Mark A Mandel mam at THEWORLD.COM
Wed Jul 3 18:37:18 UTC 2002

On Wed, 3 Jul 2002, Lynne Murphy wrote:

#(not necessarily by linguists), could you let me know?  I'm also interested
#to know any non-derogatory and self-referential synonyms for 'Jew(ish)'
#that are currently used.

I'm Jewish, and I had heard *of* self-referential "MOT"*, standing for
"member of the tribe", but I had never heard it and thought it was
obsolete till just this past week, when another Jew used it to me.

* /'Em,o:'ti:/, not /'mat/.

-- Mark A. Mandel

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