“You wouldn’t have to do any business with Wolfshiem.” Evidently he thought that I was shying away from the “gonnegtion” mentioned at lunch, but I assured him he was wrong.

from F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby (Chapter V) on Rap Genius

Meaning

In Chapter 4, Wolfshiem mistook Nick for Gatsby’s business colleague, asking

‘I understand you’re looking for a business gonnegtion.’

This is how Meyer Wolfshiem pronounced “connection,” according to Nick. Nick was uncomfortable around Wolfshiem, and seemingly anti-Semitic in his descriptions of Wolfshiem, which seemed to describe an animal:

A small, flat-nosed Jew raised his large head and regard- ed me with two fine growths of hair which luxuriated in either nostril. After a moment I discovered his tiny eyes in the half darkness.

Gatsby thinks that Nick is only turning down his offer because he doesn’t want to work with Wolfshiem.

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