Jeet Jet (1950s and 1958)

Gerald Cohen gcohen at UMR.EDU
Mon Jan 27 14:40:53 UTC 2003

I don't know the date of Woody Allen's "Manhattan" movie, but I
distinctly remember saying "Jeet? No, Jew?" as a mild bit of humor to
my sister when we were still living in NYC.  I moved from NYC to
Missouri in 1968, and my sister had left a few years earlier. I
wasn't being creative in this mild bit of humor, but merely repeating
something I had recently come across in print--most likely in some
general treatment about language. It certainly wasn't in a Woody
Allen movie.

Gerald Cohen

>At 2:34 PM -0600 1/26/03, Millie Webb wrote:
>I think it was in his (Woody Allen's) "Manhattan" movie.  He was complaining
>about anti-Semitism everywhere, to his lawyer.  I believe he gave the
>example of a conversation overheard at his health club, where he heard one
>guy ask the other, "Didja eat yet?", and the guy replied, "No, Jew".  I have
>not seen that movie for a long time, and it was already kind of old when I
>first saw it over ten years ago.  -- Millie

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