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To: Revolting cat!

> And I always thought that ‘zimmer’ meant tailor?! [photo of Men’s Warehouse Zimmer]

I see that you’re joking. “Schneider” means tailor for those who are curious. “Zimmer” means room, and according to the German Wikipedia, “Der Familienname Zimmermann ist abgeleitet von dem Beruf des Zimmermanns” [The surname Zimmermann is derived from the occupation of carpenter]. It’s possible, of course, for someone to have that name and be Jewish, but it’s a common German name (the 20th most common according to Wikipedia), so there’s no reason to assume it. http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zimmermann_%28Familienname%29

Whatever his ancestry it’s outrageous the way racist panderers are condemning him without hearing his side of the story.


65 posted on 03/26/2012 4:01:40 PM PDT by GJones2 (Zimmermann name)
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To: GJones2

Someone suggested to me that there may be an undercurrent of anti-semitism in this case. It’s quite possible, I think.


66 posted on 03/26/2012 4:11:16 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: GJones2

” “Zimmer” means room, and according to the German Wikipedia”

Wrong dictionary. According to the MSM dictionary, a Zimmerman is a latino who is whitewashed with cracker Photoshop, and he may or may not eat bagels.


68 posted on 03/26/2012 4:17:29 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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