Skip to comments.Asian carp name offends some Asian-Americans
Posted on 04/26/2014 12:53:14 AM PDT by chessplayer
The troublesome fish currently known as Asian carp may get a new name in Minnesota over concern that the current one casts people from Asian cultures in a negative light.
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“Illegal alien Carp”
Maybe they could call it the “franken fish” after another of their invasive and nuisance species.
The left will say that it is yet another, new, secret ‘buzzword’ that whites can use to alienate Asians instead of the old standby, ‘slant eyes’ or ‘gooks’.
The left will stoop lower than whale dung to trash anything that remotely sounds like it is meant in a derogatory way.
People have to lighten up for Pete’s sake. Freaking whinny liberals.
This could be a once in a lifetime opportunity to bring up the long standing, thinly veiled racism of polish sausage.
Oh good grief. Who do I bitch to about the great “white” shark? What about the Egyptian cobra? Before long, the English language will consist of “googoo gaagaa”.
I thought for a minute Dan Snyder had come up with a new name for the Redskins.
How long before we have to rename Spanish Mackerel, Jewfish, Blackfish, Yellowtail and Red Snapper? (Of course Whitefish will probably remain forever) And what about Creek Chub? That might offend obese people.
Actually, I forgot, they've already started on the Jewfish and have been calling it Goliath Grouper the past few years. At least we still have Jewfish Creek for now.
How many people are offended, exactly? Or is this just a preemptive butt-hurt?
I dislike the term white noise!
Before long, the English language will consist of googoo gaagaa.
It wasn’t that you said “googoo gaagaa”, its the WAY you said it.
Ban the songs Spanish Harlem and Spanish Eyes.
Ban Black Friday
Ban Yellowtail wines.
Ban all ethnic jokes.
Ban, ban, ban
We hit on the Made in China label all the time. So much of it is cr** and made by Chinese puppets. To the Asian countries...Get over yourself.
Okay, I almost typed that with a straight face...
“a new name for the Redskins...”
That reminds me, what about Indian Summer? (apologies to Poco)
In any case I think that Dan Snyder owes Elizabeth Warren an apology.
The term “Asian-American” offends me.
In Cumberland County, Tn in 2000, there was a “Jap Camp Road” , at some point since.. the county fathers changed the name of that road to “P.O.W. Camp Road”
It Never housed any Japanese prisoners. They were primarily German and some Italian.
The locals still call it Jap Camp Road.
It was an Asian with a fettish for all foods Asian that released the first of these weird flying carl in the first place.
SO WHAT ?
How about we just do away with language? Don’t want to offend anyone...Jesus, what a crybaby world we live in.
perhaps Chink Carp would be less offensive
Here’s what wiki has to say on the matter......
Nine Asian carp have been substantially introduced outside of their native ranges:
grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella)
common carp (Cyprinus carpio)
silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix)
largescale silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys harmandi)
bighead carp (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis)
black carp (Mylopharyngodon piceus)
common goldfish (Carassius auratus)
crucian carp (Carassius carassius)
mud carp (Cirrhinus molitorella)
The city of Minneapolis yesterday voted to change the name of Columbus Day to Indigenous People Day.
Um... the carp came from Asia, did it not? As I recall, invasive species are sometimes described by their origin. African honey bees, Asian carp, Argentine ant, European starling, New Zealand mud snail, etc. Heck, there is even a Canada thistle on Wikipedia’s list of invasive species. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_invasive_species_in_North_America) So to whine that an invasive species from Asia is called an Asian species is just ludicrous. Clearly, someone is looking to be professionally aggrieved in order to further a personal agenda.
We also have yellow perch, black bears and white tailed deer.
Dat sounds racisss.
What’s going to be really interesting is the hue and cry to rename the Minnesota communist zone called St Paul.
The name is a clear violation against the rule of separation of church and state.
I’m getting sick of all of these Asians carping about asian carp!
I have a suggestion. Lets ban all colors and their names and manufacture everything in shades of gray. Clothing, cars (for now) and all other objects of commerce. Food, of course, presents a problem but I believe not insurmountable; scientists could easily create a vitamin enhancing formula in opaque gray tones that could be sprayed on food in special processing centers before the government gives us our daily allotment (oops, that might be too early).The names of colors should go, too. In that way, we’ll have a truly colorblind world and peace and justice will prevail.
It’s not the name. It’s about establishing protected status so they can garner more influence in the government victim-strata process. More meetings with government officials, inclusion in the process, and more importantly, MORE concessions in the doling out of Federal Money.
It is all about influence, power and money.
Massive suicide protest or genocide over “discrimination in fish name:”
Asian Carp Fish Kill Near 500,000 on Cumberland River
Scientists are studying the cause of a massive fish kill in western Kentucky, which state wildlife officials are saying is the largest kill of its kind recorded.
Carp. Bah. Use your shoe for bait.
I like yours best.
Some folks have their 'offended' response on a hair trigger.
Yeah, all this carping about carp isn’t helpful.
These people need to get over themselves.
Let's see, I've been called a poached egg, cracker, whiteboy, honkey, casper, boo. So what.
You can choose to be offended or not be offended. I would fight to the death to defend ones right to speak freely.
Even those dumb-@$$ liberals.
“The left will say that it is yet another, new, secret buzzword that whites can use to alienate Asians instead of the old standby, slant eyes or gooks.”
“The left will stoop lower than whale dung to trash anything that remotely sounds like it is meant in a derogatory way.”
Like ‘slant eyes’ or ‘gook’? Count me as lower than whale dung then.
Asian carp were originally imported from Southeast Asia to the southern United States to help aquaculture and wastewater treatment facilities keep retention ponds clean.
I want it changed to Leif Erickson(sp?) Day.
Buck-toothed slant-eyed gookfish?
Arthur G. Coons was one of Occidental College’s greatest presidents. Decades ago, a major road running through the campus was named for him—Coons Drive. However, a year or two ago, some students complained the name was somehow racist—and the administration gave in, renaming it AGC Drive.
everybody has a story.
I saw a science channel show on it, and it was a local guy down south somewhere who bought them and released them in a backwater of a major river system that is what they say caused the plague.
I have heard other stories that contradict both yours and mine....
I guess all the text books and history books that talk about Davy Crockett’ls coonskin cap will have to be trashed.
And how ‘bout ‘coon hunters and ‘coon dogs...
What a bunch of horse manure!