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Entry from September 15, 2017
“They say there’s safety in numbers. Tell that to six million Jews”

Many people believe that there is “safety in numbers.” “Fifty million Frenchmen can’t be wrong” was a popular song in 1927.

English stand-up comedian Jimmy Carr has used this line since at least 2008:

“They say there’s safety in numbers. Tell that to six million Jews.”

The comment refers to the estimated number of six million Jewish people who died in the Holocaust of World War II.


Wikipedia: Safety in numbers
Safety in numbers is the hypothesis that, by being part of a large physical group or mass, an individual is less likely to be the victim of a mishap, accident, attack, or other bad event. Some related theories also argue (and can show statistically) that mass behaviour (by becoming more predictable and “known” to other people) can reduce accident risks, such as in traffic safety – in this case, the safety effect creates an actual reduction of danger, rather than just a redistribution over a larger group.

Wikipedia: The Holocaust
The Holocaust, also referred to as the Shoah, was a genocide in which some six million European Jews were killed by Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany and its World War II collaborators. The victims included 1.5 million children, and constituted about two-thirds of the nine million Jews who had previously resided in Continental Europe.

Wikipedia: Jimmy Carr
James Anthony Patrick Carr (born 15 September 1972) is an English stand-up comedian, television host and actor, known for his signature laugh, deadpan delivery, dark humour, and heckler interaction. He is also a writer, actor, and presenter of radio and television. Carr moved to a career in comedy in 2000.

Google Books
Jerusalem Interlude
By Bodie Thoene
Minneapolis, MN: Bethany House Publishers
2000
Pg. 109:
“We are three million Jews here in Poland. Three million ... Safety in numbers, Eduard.”

Piston Heads
Jimmy Carr
Polarbert
Wednesday 3rd December 2008
Went to see him live last night in Nottingham.

I really like him, hes very funny and is very quick.

Funny offensive joke he was doing:

‘You know how they tell you theres safety in numbers; it never quite worked out for those 6 million jews.’

Twitter
Mike‏
@MikalM
Ah ha ha ha. Jimmy Carr was amazing. “They say there’s safety in numbers… tell that to 6 million Jews.” LOL! Brilliant show. x
6:14 PM - 27 Feb 2009

Bike Chat Forums
Post subject: Jimmy Carr - One liners
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Posted: 10:14 - 09 Jun 2009
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People say safety in numbers. Tell 6 million Jews that.

Twitter
Liam Scheff‏
@liamscheff
RT @FunnyJoker: They say that there is safety in numbers....Try telling that to six million jews!! <<<<< that's just so wrong : (
3:26 AM - 14 Jun 2009

Neoseeker
re: Funniest Quote by a Stand Up Comedian
Toby
Aug 1, 09 at 1:41pm ^
When I went to see Jimmy Carr:
Spoiler: Crude
They say there’s safety in numbers. Tell that to 6 million Jews.

IMDb (The Internet Movie Database)
Jimmy Carr: Telling Jokes (2009 TV Special) (Aired on November 2, 2009.—ed.)
Quotes

Jimmy Carr: They say there is safety in numbers.
Jimmy Carr: Tell that to six million jews.

WeKnowMemes
They Say There Is Safety In Numbers
– APRIL 4, 2012
POSTED IN: MEMES, PICS
They say there is safety in number—tell that to six million Jews…—Jimmy Carr

Google Books
Magnet: Scarecrow
By David Adams
Published by author
2014
Pg. 7:
“Still, there’s safety in numbers.”

She snorted. “Tell that to six million Jews.”

Reddit—Jokes
(Dark humor) They say there’s safety in numbers…
submitted November 28, 2014 by DrunkevoL
Tell that to 6 million Jews

Reddit—Dark Humor
People say that there is safety in numbers (self.DarkHumor)
submitted May 7, 2017 by titopuentexd
Tell that to 6 million jews

Me.Me
THEY SAY THERE IS SAFETY IN NUMBERS TELL THAT TO SIX MILLION JEWS WE KNOW MEME JIMMY CARR IS GOLD! !DEV MEME
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FOUND @ 2 LIKES ON 2017-05-28 12:09:47 BY ME.ME
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Reddit—Mean Jokes
They say there’s safety in numbers ... (self.MeanJokes)
submitted August 19, 2017 by TheFallenBlackSoul
... well, tell that to 6 million Jews

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