• n. 犹太人
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kike 犹太佬

俚语,词源有争议。一种说法是来自东欧地区或德国的犹太人名字常常以-ki或-ky结尾,另一种说法是20世纪初大量东欧犹太人移民美国,在纽约Ellis Island移民检查站需签X以确认文件或其它,一些不识字的犹太人认为X代表基督十字架,因此,就用他们习惯的圆圈O代替,O在依地语里面念kaykl,故事传开后,kike就成为犹太人的戏称。

kike (n.)
derogatory slang for "a Jew," by 1901, American English; early evidence supports the belief that it was used at first among German-American Jews in reference to newcomers from Eastern Europe, perhaps because the names of the latter ended in -ki or -ky.
There is no charity organization of any kind here [a small city in Pennsylvania] and, what is sadder to relate, the Jews in this city will not form one; that is, if the present temper of the people can be used as a criterion. The German Jews are bitterly opposed to the "Kikes," as they persist in calling the Russian Jews .... ["Report of the National Conference of Jewish Charities in the United States," Cleveland, 1912]
Philip Cowen, first editor of "The American Hebrew," suggests a source in Yiddish kikel "circle." According to him, Jewish immigrants, ignorant of writing with the Latin alphabet, signed their entry forms with a circle, eschewing the "X" as a sign of Christianity. On this theory, Ellis Island immigration inspectors began calling such people kikels, and the term shortened as it passed into general use.
1. All those moments will be lost in time, kike tears in rain.
所有这些记忆中的时光, 就像落入雨中的泪水,都将湮没在时间的流逝中.


2. The media and marketing are kike a hand and a glove. One fits inside the other.
媒体和营销就像手和手套, 要互相合适.


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