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Should the U.S. Government Ban All Offensive Names? Let's Pick a Few!
Examiner.com ^ | 06/18/2014 | Rob Binsrick

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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: freespeech; patent; redskins; trademark
At least some people are having fun with this Redskins issue...
1 posted on 06/20/2014 7:36:03 AM PDT by IndianaJax
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To: IndianaJax

dont fret REDSKINS will win in court......AGAIN


2 posted on 06/20/2014 7:38:39 AM PDT by zzwhale
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To: zzwhale

I’m Jewish. The name Obama offends me.


3 posted on 06/20/2014 7:39:29 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: IndianaJax

They correctly changed the name of the Washington Senators, realizing that was an insult to every member of that baseball team.


4 posted on 06/20/2014 7:41:00 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (If Obama hated America and wanted to destroy her, what would he do differently?)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I’m not Jewish, it offends me too as an American.


5 posted on 06/20/2014 7:42:28 AM PDT by xone
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To: Rennes Templar

I am offended by Senators every day.


6 posted on 06/20/2014 7:47:22 AM PDT by privatedrive
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To: IndianaJax

Fighting Irish


7 posted on 06/20/2014 7:48:41 AM PDT by Jhadur ("I'm shocked, Ricky, to discover that gambling is taking place in this establishment.")
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To: IndianaJax
How about the NAACP? Colored People?


8 posted on 06/20/2014 7:49:19 AM PDT by pookie18 (4 1/2 months until the midterm elections...)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

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)...


9 posted on 06/20/2014 7:50:11 AM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: IndianaJax

The Pittsburgh Pelosis


10 posted on 06/20/2014 7:50:46 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: IndianaJax

We need to nationalize Name Calling.
We’ll call it (if name recieves approved by the government) “OBAMACALL”


11 posted on 06/20/2014 7:52:52 AM PDT by Repent and Believe (Promote good. Tolerate the harmless. Let evil be crushed.)
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To: IndianaJax

Obama ?


12 posted on 06/20/2014 7:54:45 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: IndianaJax

REPOSTED for typo cleanup:

We need to nationalize Name Calling.
We’ll call it (if name receives approval by the government) “OBAMACALL”


13 posted on 06/20/2014 7:54:48 AM PDT by Repent and Believe (Promote good. Tolerate the harmless. Let evil be crushed.)
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To: IndianaJax

Vikings are offensive to all who get zotted...


14 posted on 06/20/2014 7:57:15 AM PDT by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: IndianaJax
And personally, I am still offended that a horrible call helped the Royals steal the 1985 World Series from my beloved St. Louis Cardinals.

And Cardinal should be banned for 30 years of whining.

15 posted on 06/20/2014 7:58:34 AM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: IndianaJax
The "White House" - offends people of color.

The "Pentagon" - offends the mathematically challenged.

The "Democrat Party" - offends anyone with common sense.

16 posted on 06/20/2014 8:00:27 AM PDT by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: IndianaJax

OchreSkins ?


17 posted on 06/20/2014 8:08:09 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: IndianaJax
Number one on this list SHOULD have been the Green Bay Packers, for very obvious reasons.

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.

18 posted on 06/20/2014 8:08:50 AM PDT by MCH
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To: IndianaJax

Dirty Ghetto Kids


19 posted on 06/20/2014 8:11:24 AM PDT by BillyBonebrake
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To: IndianaJax

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!


20 posted on 06/20/2014 8:17:50 AM PDT by Exit148
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To: IndianaJax
Ban "DEPARTMENT OF".
21 posted on 06/20/2014 8:19:27 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Radicalized via the Internet)
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To: IndianaJax

The Washington Red Skins should have a more appropriate name. Perhaps the Washington Cleptocrats.


22 posted on 06/20/2014 8:31:56 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I’m not. And it offends me too.


23 posted on 06/20/2014 8:33:42 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: IndianaJax

I want the word God off the dollar bill.

Once that had been accomplished...just send the “offensive” ones to me.


24 posted on 06/20/2014 8:54:22 AM PDT by moovova
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To: IndianaJax
How about the NAACP? Isn't the term, "Colored" offensive to African Americans. What about the United Negro College Fund? Isn't "Negro" an offensive slur? I demand these organizations change their names.

What about the YMCA? Almost every word in the name is offensive to someone.

25 posted on 06/20/2014 8:54:36 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: All

Let’s throw city name into the mix too -

How the heck can “Corpus Christi” be allowed to keep it’s name? /S


26 posted on 06/20/2014 9:02:10 AM PDT by az_gila
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Ditto, and add Eric(0vomit’s Stedman) to the list; also 0prah Khazer..


27 posted on 06/20/2014 9:06:43 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: IndianaJax

Aunt Jemima . . . Uncle Ben . . . Nerds . . . Twinkies . . . Indian Motor Cycles . . . Quaker Oats . . . and so on.


28 posted on 06/20/2014 9:24:53 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: az_gila
"Let’s throw city name into the mix too"

If we changed every place name that was derived from an Indian word or a Catholic saint, we'd be talking about hundreds if not thousands.
29 posted on 06/20/2014 9:26:52 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Steve_Seattle

mozlums are offensive


30 posted on 06/20/2014 9:52:34 AM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: IndianaJax

Nappy hoe’s


31 posted on 06/20/2014 10:14:43 AM PDT by bikerman (Bowe Bergdahl is a traitor not a hero and should be hung.)
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To: IndianaJax

Barack Hussein 0bama. Ban it!


32 posted on 06/20/2014 10:24:35 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: molson209
OchreSkins ?

OchreSkins epidermis ?

Regards,
GtG

33 posted on 06/20/2014 11:34:23 AM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: IndianaJax
San Diego is safe cuz of this

Ron Burgundy: Discovered by the Germans in 1904, they named it San Diego, which of course in German means a whale's vagina.
34 posted on 06/20/2014 12:04:30 PM PDT by Foolsgold (Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber)
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To: IndianaJax

35 posted on 06/22/2014 11:49:46 AM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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