Feeling jipped with D600 39-pt AF?

Started Apr 8, 2013 | Discussions thread
RhysM
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Re: Jipped, Gyped or Jewed?
In reply to Paul B Jones, Apr 10, 2013

Paul B Jones wrote:

The term is "gyped", derived from gypsy and suggesting that gypsies, or Roma people, have a innate tendency to cheat.

"Gyped" operates in the same way as the expression "jewed", which again arises from ethnic stereotyping, to wit that Jews are likely to cheat you out of money.

I don't have any time for political correctness, but Gypsies and Jews (and a lot of other groups) ended up in Nazi concentration camps based on racist stereotyping and it is important to know our history and how words can operate. I don't believe the OP had any bad intent, but yeah, what we say matters sometimes.

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