Date: Fri, 28 Apr 1995 11:54:06 GMT+1200 From: Tim Behrend Subject: Re: Bounced Mail > Reply to: RE>>Anodyne Expletives and TV police dramas > > Tim, what does the Hill Street Blues cop's Jewishness have to do with his use > of euphemistic epithets? > > -------------------------------------- The passage refered to is the following: > seven (?) outlawed words. There was one character in particular, > Belcher (Belker?) -- the short, inarticulate, onion-eating, Jewish > cop who growled as often as he spoke -- who came out with these and > many other relatively euphemistic epithets. Andy Cszypowitz (?) of Natalie, Nothing in particular -- just like his height, the degree of his articulateness, his eating habits, his profession, and his grunting. I was drawing on my mental image of the character to identify him to readers. His ethnicity stands out as part of his identity. Why do you ask? Tim Behrend