another old-timey (double-)ethnic slur

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Dec 14 21:49:30 UTC 2010

I'm confident Larry will find not a few additional anti-Jewish slurs
in Sayers.  And various other English mystery writers of various periods.


At 12/14/2010 02:27 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:
>I'm familiar with the stereotypes of stinginess traditionally
>associated with both Scots and Jews, but this casual remark still
>took me slightly aback in its combo effect:
>"She's got a stack of money and the meanness of fifty thousand Scotch
>Jews rolled into one."
>--Dorothy L. Sayers, _The Nine Tailors_ (1934)
>The American Dialect Society -

The American Dialect Society -

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