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In conference with Pinky

I'm thinking of ways to run fix the world. Back in a bit.

In the meantime, riddle me this: what the hell is a "crypto-Jew"? Is that like a Jewish Crypt-Keeper? (If so, kewl, heh heh. Via Kathy Shaidle.)

A bit later: wow, it's only 77 degrees (it's currently a bit after 9am). It's only supposed to go up to the mid-80s today. That's practically winter weather -- I'm going for a walk. Back later.

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Annalucia [TypeKey Profile Page]:

Well, ``crypto'' means ``hidden,'' so I guess a crypto-Jew would be someone who was trying to hide the fact that he was Jewish. I don't think Mr. Patel means that, though. I think he means ``I am an idiot and a hysteric, and when I fly into a rage I throw words around whose meaning I don't understand, but which sound impressive.''

More likely he's one of those people who assume that anyone who defends Israel (e.g., Mark Steyn) must necessarily be Jewish. Steyn isn't Jewish; I have no idea whether Coren is or not. But it led Kathy Shaidle to suggest the adoption of the ``Yellow Question Mark'' - the better to drive the Israel-haters crazy while they try to decide if a given person is Jewish or not.

It would be perfect for me, actually. My married surname is German (and thus ambiguous) and since one of my children was in Jewish-run school for three years we are also on the mailing lists for B'nai Brith, Commentary, AFMDA (that's the Israeli Red Cross, or should I say the Red Star of David) and Lord knows who else. These obviously qualify me for the Mark of the Beast several times over. So bring it on. Enough Yellow Question Marks out there in public and a lot of angry little heads will probably explode.

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