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Old 06-15-2016, 03:53 AM
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Default Can someone explain to me 'shabby gentile?'

This has probably been asked a million times but I didn't see it.
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Old 06-15-2016, 04:04 AM
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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.
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Old 06-15-2016, 04:24 AM
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Sorta like casebook and Pierre.
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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.
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Think Mr Micawber, before he left for Australia.
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Sounds like GUT's long lost relative
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And of course, it should be genteel, not gentile.
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And of course, it should be genteel, not gentile.
Jew would know...
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And of course, it should be genteel, not gentile.
Thanks for that. Lol
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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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