Friday, May 6, 2011

Yeah, Virg, it's in the dictionary, but it's labeled 'offensive'

Sauk County Board member won't apologize for anti-Semitic remark.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 5/6/2011)

ExcerptDuring a late night county board meeting in March, Hartje was asked to describe the county's dealings with a contractor to fellow supervisors.

"We jewed 'em down some," Hartje said.

Some have asked him to apologize. But Hartje has refused, saying the word "jewed" is in the dictionary. He said the word is different from other racial slurs because it is a "business word.

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