Jews, #enduringly stubborn, survive

I was rebuked on Twitter…

Since the beginning of 2022, I’ve been actively responding to various poetry prompts on Twitter, many of which set particular word limits. One such prompt is the #4WordsPoet, which offers a new prompt word every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; and – on February 4th the prompt word was ‘enduringly’, to which I wrote the following:

Then, my ‘4 words’ received this response:

Now, honestly, this is not a matter of my feeling offended; after all, it would seem that the individual running this particular prompt is attempting to defend the sensibilities of Jews, right? And… I’m a Jew; so… thanks, I guess?

Still, I’ve gotta admit that I’m kinda confused.

I mean… what could be considered offensive about those 4 words? As I had intended it, the implication of Jews being “enduringly stubborn” is that despite all odds and many long centuries of persecution, we are still around today, whereas most who hoped to see us gone are themselves no longer.

Am I missing something? ๐Ÿค”

I’m very curious to get a response.

97 thoughts on “Jews, #enduringly stubborn, survive”

  1. Did you get a response, David? Some take the meaning of words literally. Thatโ€™s their limited thinking and knowledge. Their own petty fault. Write on. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. David, when intially I saw you were to ‘Chase the Twitter’ perhaps attempting to get more followers, I stroked my beard reflectively. Consider, could this be retribution, divine or otherwise?๐Ÿค”

      1. David, pardon him for his poor English.
        Though seriously, from what I see from here, Twitter is not a good place if you want to air your honest opinion. There are too many people there tilting at windmills and taking umbrage at innocuous statements.

  3. we have to mind our ps & qs because there are so many flaky people out there – they need a megadose of reality and Jews know such times, more than most. Besides, you just described my late husband – and he would agree!!!

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