Message from Doc34 in Nice Respectable People Group #general
I'm tired of giving away European names tbh
I tried to do that once. However, the professor just shut it down quickly.
There was a time when Carlos and other names like it were strictly European.
Why kind of name is Hoffman
Welp. That’s my professors name
It's actually German.
It's an old German name.
@Doc34 Go the easy route and ask if race is a social construct. That'll see where the teachers leanings and how sane they are.
This poor old blonde woman has to look out into a sea of brown people. It wasn’t long ago her students looked like her.
Like most German names there are a number of Ashkenazi who took them on. Stein means "stone" for instance, but everyone associates that with European jewry.
Not really accurate or fair.
I’ll have to stay vigilant lads
tfw you were colourblind for most of your life
Granted it's spelled more traditionally.
Lol. I'm not offended, it's just something to consider. Not every berg, stein or Weiss is Jewish
In fact most likely aren't.
Alright. Thanks for the tip.
My aunt - rest her soul - was a Berg by marriage only.
Jews took common names of host populations. Examples of this practice reach past even roman times
"for business" they'll say
"berg" is German for mountain.
It's funny to think about it, a *real* jewish name. Like Schlomo 😅
Steinberg means stone mountain.
That's an amazing name.