Message from Rabbidsith in Nice Respectable People Group #general


2018-08-27 22:03:26 UTC  

I tried to do that once. However, the professor just shut it down quickly.

2018-08-27 22:03:38 UTC  

@Deleted User True. Those names should be earned.

2018-08-27 22:03:50 UTC  

There was a time when Carlos and other names like it were strictly European.

2018-08-27 22:03:59 UTC  

Why kind of name is Hoffman

2018-08-27 22:04:01 UTC  

Indeed.

2018-08-27 22:04:14 UTC  

@Doc34 A very (((interesting))) name.

2018-08-27 22:04:27 UTC  

Welp. That’s my professors name

2018-08-27 22:04:29 UTC  

Fucking lol

2018-08-27 22:04:34 UTC  

jk

2018-08-27 22:04:40 UTC  

Phew

2018-08-27 22:04:48 UTC  

It's actually German.

2018-08-27 22:04:49 UTC  

It's an old German name.

2018-08-27 22:04:54 UTC  

Hmmmmm

2018-08-27 22:05:24 UTC  

@Doc34 I got you though. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

2018-08-27 22:05:31 UTC  

@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.

2018-08-27 22:05:39 UTC  

Indeed.

2018-08-27 22:05:53 UTC  

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.

2018-08-27 22:06:12 UTC  

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.

2018-08-27 22:06:26 UTC  

Not really accurate or fair.

2018-08-27 22:06:54 UTC  

I’ll have to stay vigilant lads

2018-08-27 22:07:01 UTC  

tfw you were colourblind for most of your life

2018-08-27 22:07:22 UTC  

oh shit

2018-08-27 22:07:30 UTC  

@Deleted User I'm sorry about that.

2018-08-27 22:07:34 UTC  

Granted it's spelled more traditionally.

2018-08-27 22:07:46 UTC  

Oh.

2018-08-27 22:08:16 UTC  

Lol. I'm not offended, it's just something to consider. Not every berg, stein or Weiss is Jewish

2018-08-27 22:08:32 UTC  

In fact most likely aren't.

2018-08-27 22:08:37 UTC  

Alright. Thanks for the tip.

2018-08-27 22:09:02 UTC  

My aunt - rest her soul - was a Berg by marriage only.

2018-08-27 22:09:22 UTC  

Jews took common names of host populations. Examples of this practice reach past even roman times

2018-08-27 22:09:32 UTC  

Yep

2018-08-27 22:09:34 UTC  

"for business" they'll say

2018-08-27 22:09:48 UTC  

"berg" is German for mountain.

2018-08-27 22:10:10 UTC  

@Deleted User So Iceberg means "ice mountain"?

2018-08-27 22:10:25 UTC  

Yes.

2018-08-27 22:10:33 UTC  

It's funny to think about it, a *real* jewish name. Like Schlomo 😅

2018-08-27 22:10:38 UTC  

not appropriated

2018-08-27 22:10:40 UTC  

Steinberg means stone mountain.

2018-08-27 22:10:44 UTC  

Nice.

2018-08-27 22:11:02 UTC  

That's an amazing name.

2018-08-27 22:11:17 UTC  

But I admit, I am highly sceptical of anyone with a name like that.