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  • But if the Reb didn't realize that saying nasty things about gay people in New York City -- especially in the wake of a gay student's jump off the GW and an attack on some young gay men that sure sounds like a hate crime -- is not good strategy for a candidate already known for a distinct lack of polish, then Levin committed what even less devout Jews call a goyische kop.

    Alfred Gingold: Bei Mir Bist Du Strange

  • I felt like The Wicked Child at the Seder last night, but, being a good goyische guest, I kept my smarty-pants moyl shut when someone talked about the inspiring "true" story about the quilts that mapped the way to the North for enslaved African Americans before the Civil War.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • In the picture, he was grinning like a goyische politician and the actress?

    Listening to amazing people talk about themselves...

  • A cold, crisp, crunchy sour pickle, like the kind your sandwich wants you to enjoy, not this limp goyische crap that acts as an afterthought at every heat-lamp-scalded lunch spot in the city.

    We Battle Then We Feast | ATTACKERMAN

  • I will say only that he is not as solitary a figure as we might think: the film Baby Boom happened to drift by on television recently, and there was that most goyische of leading men, Sam of the craggy weatherbeaten features Shepherd, throwing himself at Diane Keaton, who goes accommodatingly limp at his unsolicited and rather overbearing kiss.

    Karen Stabiner: The Philip Roth Reader: Both Of The Great American Pastimes

  • The jokes about coarse Jews yukking it up in Montreal verge on caricature; it's clear Miriam's goyische poise is part of her appeal for Barney -- but what's the appeal of this schlubby specimen for Miriam?

    Erica Abeel: Toronto Film Festival: The Essential and the Trivial

  • I agree that when you use it AS AN ADJECTIVE, as in “goyische kop,” the adjectival form is likely pejorative, as when my mom refers to tattoos as “goyishe crap”.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » General White Attitudes Towards Intermarriage with Blacks:

  • N - I think the Jewish thing has a lot to do with anxiety about their children 'marrying out' and the prospect of goyische grandchildren.

    British Racists Must Be Condemned

  • It may be the best pastrami ever made by a goyische housewife.

    The Sandwich Manifesto.

  • Even in America, and especially in uptown New York, there was a sad but understandable tradition whereby the settled and successful haute juiverie frowned on the raw immigrants whose habits might fan goyische prejudice.

    Fatherland

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