Oy Vey the Hot Jew Thread AKA Pretty SHebrews

Campbell1oo4

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-ski doesn't mean Jewish, it is (or was, thanks to communism) used to indicate nobility. Called a nobiliary particle in English. It's the Polish version of von (German) ven (Dutch) d' (French) or de (Italian). Though in those languages as well, it has come to mean "of" more than anything else.

Fun fact of the day. It changes based on gender.

Source: English teacher in Poland.
 

Vaclav

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-ski doesn't mean Jewish, it is (or was, thanks to communism) used to indicate nobility. Called a nobiliary particle in English. It's the Polish version of von (German) ven (Dutch) d' (French) or de (Italian). Though in those languages as well, it has come to mean "of" more than anything else.

Fun fact of the day. It changes based on gender.

Source: English teacher in Poland.
Neat, never knew that, I knew it wasn't Jewish - since we're a -ski but 100% Polish Roman Catholic on that side.

I guess that's why they always claimed our name meant "Wolf Herders for a King/Lord" or similar. (Piehoski I believe is what they said the original spelling was before Ellis Island adjusted it)
 
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