Skip to comments.Should the U.S. Government Ban All Offensive Names? Let's Pick a Few!
Posted on 06/20/2014 7:36:03 AM PDT by IndianaJax
Today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled that the name Redskins is 'disparaging of Native Americans' and, therefore, should not be afforded trademark protection any longer. This seems like a free-speech appeal just waiting to happen but in the meantime we should take a look at all the major American sports (sorry, soccer/futbol is still not one of them) and pick a few other nicknames that should be banned or at least left unprotected with trademark rights because they could be offensive to some people in the country.
Major League Baseball 1.Royals - this name could be offensive to all Americans given that we fought a Revolutionary War to become free of a country that believed in rule by 'royals.' Plus, to call one's self 'royal' is just uppity and condescending to all of us common people. And personally, I am still offended that a horrible call helped the Royals steal the 1985 World Series from my beloved St. Louis Cardinals. 2.Braves and Indians - could be offensive to all the same people who are offended by Redskins. 3.Yankees - could be offensive to Southerners, especially those who believe that the South will rise again! 4.White Sox and Red Sox - could be offensive to nudists. 5.A's aka Athletics - could be offensive to fat/out-of-shape people and also to dumb people who never made an 'A' in their lives. 6.Twins - could be offensive to all single-birth people. 7.Nationals - could be offensive to all illegal immigrants and those who are ashamed of their country - like Bowe Bergdahl. 8.Angels and Padres - could be offensive to atheists. 9.Brewers - could be offensive to non-drinkers. 10.Dodgers - could/should be offensive to non-politicians (think about it...).
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dont fret REDSKINS will win in court......AGAIN
I’m Jewish. The name Obama offends me.
They correctly changed the name of the Washington Senators, realizing that was an insult to every member of that baseball team.
I’m not Jewish, it offends me too as an American.
I am offended by Senators every day.
Hyphenated ‘race’ and ‘cultural’ labels offend me (my cultural heritage can be equated to ‘Sopranos’).
The name you refer to is offensive to me because it is a proper name (but not as offensive as POTUS).
I prefer ‘Puppet’...
They just named a new bridge here with an Indian name; I’m think I have strong objections to it because it’s offensive to me (hypocritical liberals picked it)...
The Pittsburgh Pelosis
We need to nationalize Name Calling.
We’ll call it (if name recieves approved by the government) “OBAMACALL”
REPOSTED for typo cleanup:
We need to nationalize Name Calling.
Well call it (if name receives approval by the government) OBAMACALL
Vikings are offensive to all who get zotted...
And Cardinal should be banned for 30 years of whining.
The "Pentagon" - offends the mathematically challenged.
The "Democrat Party" - offends anyone with common sense.
They're next, IMHO. You can't "offend" the most politically protected group going right now and get away with it when liberal tyrants are running the show.
Dirty Ghetto Kids
Cleveland Browns, but no team with Whites? I’m offended!
You’ve probably all see the email going around about this topic. Funny! It ends with reference to female teams at one of the universities in Oregon. Ill let you all figure that one out. Lol!
The Washington Red Skins should have a more appropriate name. Perhaps the Washington Cleptocrats.
I’m not. And it offends me too.
I want the word God off the dollar bill.
Once that had been accomplished...just send the “offensive” ones to me.
What about the YMCA? Almost every word in the name is offensive to someone.
Let’s throw city name into the mix too -
How the heck can “Corpus Christi” be allowed to keep it’s name? /S
Ditto, and add Eric(0vomit’s Stedman) to the list; also 0prah Khazer..
Aunt Jemima . . . Uncle Ben . . . Nerds . . . Twinkies . . . Indian Motor Cycles . . . Quaker Oats . . . and so on.
mozlums are offensive
Barack Hussein 0bama. Ban it!
Skins epidermis ?
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