Wednesday, March 2, 2016

UK: Are her friend’s comments anti-Semitic?

A question sent to advice columnist Amy Dickinson:
I am very good friends with a woman who was born in England but who has lived here in the United States for over two decades. She’s well-educated, gentle, soft-spoken, kind, and fun to be with.

Here’s my problem — and I’d appreciate your input. Several times during the last few years, with no apparent blushing or hesitation, in a group of people we both know, she has described a movie, a TV show, etc., as being “too Jewish.”
Is this code in England for something else, like maybe “too New York-y,” or something?
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