jeet chet

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Dec 7 06:32:02 UTC 2001

At 1:06 PM -0500 12/7/01, Beverly Flanigan wrote:
>My phonology colleague has used it for years, is not a sociolinguist, and
>has never heard of the film you're talking about (nor have I seen
>it).  Since it reflects speech pretty accurately, I suspect it's been
>around forever, in one spelling variant or another.

There was also Woody Allen's nice riff on it, possibly in Annie Hall
(?).  He notes how everyone always goes

Jeet jet?
No Jew?

and deconstructs the response as an obvious instance of anti-Semitism.


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