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Sheeny On Joe Swash, Jade Goody Would Be Proud

by | 24th, November 2008

THE Croydonian notices that I’m Celebrity’s Joe Swash might be Jade Goody’s alter ego:

One of the contestants – Joe Swash – moaning about something or other said this,’It’s a bit sheeny, isn’t it?’. Or words to that effect, but he definitely used ‘sheeny’,as I reacted at the time. It is not the best known of unfortunate words, but this is what it means, definition taken from here:

sheeny (shiInI) Also sheny, sheney, sheeney, -ie. [Of obscure origin]

1. n. A derogatory word for a Jew.

2. n. A pawnbroker [derived from racial stereotype of definition 1]

3. adj. Deceitful, dubious, fraudulent (describing people).

He offers:

I doubt that the contestant would have got away with the ‘n’ word or ‘it’s a bit Jewish’ and given that the programme makers bleep some of the stronger swear words, I would think that the word got through because the editors did not know the word and could not be bothered to check.

Had they done, the show could have been enlivened with bit of bigotry. The last Big Brother that pulled in the gawpers featured a naive Emily Parr and a “nigger”.

Although Jews are no longer a minority, and thus as open to abuses as the Scots, Welsh and gingers

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