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Thread #33702 Message #451044
Posted By: Gervase
28-Apr-01 - 10:10 AM
Thread Name: NON IRRITATING JEWISH JOKES
Subject: RE: NON IRRITATING JEWISH JOKES
The Jewish mother who buys Lorrie two pullovers for his birthday - a red one and a blue one.
Lorrie comes downstairs later that morning wearing the red pullover.
"So," says his mother, "So what's the matter with the blue one?"
And remember, you don't even have to be Jewish to have a Jewish mother! My mother, who was a teacher in Stamford Hill, an area of North London with a large Hassidic community, used to talk about "JMS" when it came to dealing with problem kids who were over-indulged and rather spoiled by overbearing mothers. Apparently it was a recognised term among her colleagues in the area, and stood for "Jewish Mother Syndrome", and was as common in kids from Nigerian families as among the Hassidim.