Heard on TV

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Sep 5 01:34:01 UTC 2011

Spoken by the voiceoverer of a 2004 movie called Saved,

"Cassandra Edelstein was the only _Jewish_ to attend [our "christian"
sleepaway camp,] American Eagles."

I don't know whether this occurs in the *real* wild. My first thought
was that _Jewish_ was being used like _colored_ in similar
environments, which is new, IME. But, on second thought, maybe it was
being used as a "euphemism" for _Jew_.



"There was no act _too vulgar_ to get her expelled." That is,
regardless of the vulgarity of her actions, the admin refused to
expell her.

Not "vulgar enough"? And it still feels strange in its "corrected" form.

BTW, I've lost track of the plot. I don't know whether _Cassandra
Edelstein_ and _her_ are the same person.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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