n.— «The SY’s, as the community members call themselves (pronounced “ess-why”—it’s a shorthand for “Syrian”)…came to derisively refer to the Ashkenazim as “J-Dubs,” a play on the first and third letters of the English word “Jew.”» —“The Sy Empire” by Zev Chafets New York Times Oct. 14, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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  1. “J-Dub” is also used by Mormon missionaries (and perhaps others?) to refer to their principal rivals, Jehovah’s Witnesses.

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