I don't want to play language police, but some once-common phrases have fallen out of common parlance because they reinforce hurtful stereotypes.
Kevin Samek of the Solon City Council appears not to get this. This week's Solon Economist paper, reporting on council discussion of water bills and deposits:
Samek said he had no problem charging a deposit, but the time frame for refunding it was not likely to have much effect on bill collection.
"Trying to put a month thing on it is not going to benefit anybody. If someone is going to try to jew us out of a water bill, whether it's 18 months or 12 months or 36 months, it's not going to make a big difference," Samek said. "They'll figure out a way to do it."
Councilor Samek also represents Solon on the Johnson County Republican Central Committee. (pdf)