January 22, 2014 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm #611941
Would that be considered an insult?
People have said it to me in the past. While I don’t feel insulted when I am called that, I think that people are quicker to point out this physical feature as opposed to others that may be possessed by some other people.
slightly modified for the google factorJanuary 22, 2014 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm #1000829oyyoyyoyParticipant
ginger is definitely an insult. i think.January 22, 2014 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm #1000830
I thought it was still a good question. The problem was not about hashkofa, there are people who google different terms to see where they are mentioned, or stroll through here to see what we talk about. We try to avoid giving them fuel for their fire.January 23, 2014 2:14 am at 2:14 am #1000831
Would it be as offensive as calling someone “baldy?”January 23, 2014 4:55 am at 4:55 am #1000832oyyoyyoyParticipant
you knew im bald?January 23, 2014 6:30 am at 6:30 am #1000833
Blondness is very rare.January 26, 2014 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm #1000834no longer need seminaryMember
im blond. so is my father and brother. so are about 15 of my cousins! so is my grand mother.January 27, 2014 8:54 pm at 8:54 pm #1000835
still rareJanuary 27, 2014 9:02 pm at 9:02 pm #1000836yytzParticipant
Yes, in general, it’s rude. Blondes are associated culturally with lack of intelligence, so it’s suggesting you’re a bimbo, even if that’s not what they mean. Calling someone by a derogatory nickname is against halacha. However, blondeness is also associated with beauty, so it’s possible the person was just trying to be nice or complimentary.January 27, 2014 9:27 pm at 9:27 pm #1000837
It’s not associated with beauty. “Blondie” means “person with blond hair and pretty much no other features as far as I can see”.January 27, 2014 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm #1000838🍫Syag LchochmaParticipant
It really depends on how it’s said. Calling someone blondie, because you don’t know their name, isn’t derogatory, but when you roll your eyes and say, “she is so blonde” it sure aint nice.January 28, 2014 3:39 pm at 3:39 pm #1000839
It can be derogatory either way, but if you call everyone by obvious features, e. g. “you in the blue shirt”, “brunette”, “tall one”, it’s dfferent.January 28, 2014 3:56 pm at 3:56 pm #1000840apushatayidParticipant
So thats why those shehakol “cookies” are called blondies!January 29, 2014 8:35 pm at 8:35 pm #1000841
Are you a brownie by any chance?October 28, 2021 9:13 am at 9:13 am #2021805ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤParticipant
I always hated when anyone called me a blondie but it doesn’t happen often except when one of my magedei shiur called me a blonde and I just didn’t take it personally.October 28, 2021 9:39 am at 9:39 am #2021866GadolhadorahParticipant
Farbycoff: Someone who uses what are commonly considered as pejorative or derogatory “nicknames” probably shouldn’t be a magid shiur or is in need of some sensitivity training by the rosh yeshiva. Its not a matter of “political correctness” or being governed by “liberal” or goiyeshe “norms”…its common sense that we shouldn’t characterize people by their physical attributes, positive or negative. What would you say if a bochur called his tall rebbe “Strech” or an obese rebbe “the groise reb”??October 28, 2021 10:16 am at 10:16 am #2021880RedlegParticipant
Re: Calling someone “Baldie”. You know what happened to the kids who called Elisha HaNavi that.October 28, 2021 9:18 pm at 9:18 pm #2022106ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤParticipant
Gadolhadorah i was not focusing on shiur and he was trying to get me to focus but he forgot my name (it was early on)
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