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Vincenzo 06-15-2016 03:53 AM

Can someone explain to me 'shabby gentile?'
 
This has probably been asked a million times but I didn't see it.

GUT 06-15-2016 04:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Vincenzo (Post 384686)
This has probably been asked a million times but I didn't see it.

Think in terms it looks like he was once worth something but has fallen on hard times.

DJA 06-15-2016 04:24 AM

Sorta like casebook and Pierre.

Ben 06-15-2016 04:24 AM

What GUT said, although I'd adjust slightly - the clothes were worth something before they fell on hard times, i.e. wearing and disrepair after being pawned several times over, most likely.

Fisherman 06-15-2016 04:37 AM

Think Mr Micawber, before he left for Australia.

DJA 06-15-2016 04:53 AM

Sounds like GUT's long lost relative :)

MrBarnett 06-15-2016 04:55 AM

And of course, it should be genteel, not gentile.

Fisherman 06-15-2016 05:11 AM

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Originally Posted by MrBarnett (Post 384695)
And of course, it should be genteel, not gentile.

Jew would know...

Vincenzo 06-15-2016 05:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MrBarnett (Post 384695)
And of course, it should be genteel, not gentile.

Thanks for that. Lol

DJA 06-15-2016 05:23 AM

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Originally Posted by MrBarnett (Post 384695)
And of course, it should be genteel, not gentile.

Ironically one of the courts off Fashion Street,possibly 6 Fashion Court,was home to a Barnett family in 1881. Jewish.

Than again,6 Fashion Street was supported by a member of the Frankenstein family.


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