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Old Cartoons and society

Discussion in 'The RoundTable' started by LSUMASTERMIND, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. red55

    red55 curmudgeon

    Shyster is a term widely used for unethical lawyers of any race. Shylock is a term for an unethical Jewish moneylender, from Shakespeare, you know.
  2. Cajun Sensation

    Cajun Sensation I'm kind of a big deal

    Hmm. Wonder if it'd be Scheister.
  3. red55

    red55 curmudgeon

    Or "scheisser" . . . German: the act of taking a dump on someone.
  4. LSUMASTERMIND

    LSUMASTERMIND Veteran Member

    living in south florida, its mainly directed at jewish lawyers.
  5. martin

    martin Banned Forever

    i do know, i googled it even before you did
  6. red55

    red55 curmudgeon

    I am omniscient, foolish boy.
  7. mobius481

    mobius481 Registered Member

    I read up on it too. Looks like it's etymology was essentially german as Red indicated but through general assumption of being a racial slur, it kind of became one. Kind of like the term "niggardly."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Controversies_about_the_word_"niggardly"
  8. martin

    martin Banned Forever

    What people seem to ignore is that a slur is not a slur when not intended to be slur. I doubt the shyster was meant to be racist.
  9. red55

    red55 curmudgeon

    Yes, but it exposed a chink in their armor.
    tigermark likes this.
  10. LSUMASTERMIND

    LSUMASTERMIND Veteran Member

    sometimes you take yourself too seriously, enjoy yourself

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