The Daily Mail reported today:
"Newspaper forced to apologize over anti-Semitic clue in crossword puzzle
- Tribune Media Services newspapers printed a crossword clue where the three-letter answer for Shakespeare's 'Shylock' was 'Jew'
- In response the Anti-Defamation League asked the paper to print an apology and refrain from using clues that perpetuate negative Jewish stereotypes
- The paper issued an apology and promised not to print the clue again"
I would suggest to remove the word Jew from the English language in order to avoid future conflict with the powerful ADL. I would also recommend to avoid using the words: chosen, occupier, colonialist, Zionist, oppressor, Israel, Dershowitz, Madoff, capital, money, communism, socialism, Talmud, Neocon, Palestine, moral intervention, justice, peace and Iraq.
These words are clearly offensive to some and surely we do not want to hurt anyone.
And here is Shylock in Yiddish, this is the kosher version: