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stereotypical uncles

"Marvin" <physchem (at) earthlink(dot)net> writes:
>Blacks have a name for this kind of performer - Uncle Tom.  I've never
>heard of a similar name for Jewish performers who took on the
streeotypical role.

"Majufesnik" is such a term, defined by Henry Sapoznik (Compleat Klezmer, p
7) as "roughly equivalent to an Uncle Tomashevsky."
Bret Werb
Washington DC

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