Skip to comments.What's in a name? An accent mark, check. What about a Latino manager?
Posted on 05/27/2016 7:16:03 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
Adrián González went on social media earlier this month and challenged his Los Angeles Dodgers teammate Kike Hernández to add an accent mark to the "a" on Hernández's jersey.
And a tiny corner of the Latino digital world cheered.
Some observers concluded that Latino ballplayers were finally demanding respect from their clubs and Major League Baseball by speaking out for their heritage.
(Excerpt) Read more at espn.go.com ...
Possible evil white male alert.
Turning America into Mexico without any objection from the American people.
That way, we can be more like Yugoslavia, a nation that was made up of many squabbling nationalities. And Yugoslavia was a great success! Oh, wait, it wasn't. Yugoslavia broke up. Some violence was involved. Never mind.
Lose the hyphen; assimilate.
This is ESPN. A no go zone.
Yep, Putin wil start demanding that the NHL use Cyrillic letters for Russian players.
Small price to pay to be an American.
As far as I'm concerned, Adrián González can get the hell back to wherever he came from.
They Changed Our Name at Ellis Island
By Donna Przecha
Types of Changes. In the United States around 1900, there were no rules about names so immigrants could alter their names, first or last, any way they wanted. For example, one of the easiest changes was to simplify the pronunciation and spelling. So, the German "Nüchter" could get rid of the un-American umlaut and change the sound to one more familiar to English speaking people, ending up with "Nichter."
“finally demanding respect from their clubs...” Pampered and spoiled.
I used to like Adrian Gonzalez...until he became a Dodger.
Sometimes the change is for the better. I read several years ago about a French family named Belcher, pronounced “Belshay” in French. They quickly changed the spelling to Belshay for obvious reasons.
Frederick says “I want a do-over!!”
NAME: Frederick F Tooter
BIRTH: abt 1892 - Massachusetts
RESIDENCE: 1935 - Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts
RESIDENCE: Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts
Funny my ancestors changed the spellings of their names to be more easily pronounceable for English speaking AMERICANS.
Is that a real name?
I'd think more people would be offended by his first name than an accent mark.
My Celtic surname (”McXxxxxx”) is consistently mangled by computers that do not understand the capitalization of the 3rd character and render it Mcxxxxx or use all caps (MCXXXXX), which is equally inappropriate. Other Celtic conventions are ignored, as well. Such as Oleary for O’Leary. I haven’t heard a big outcry from the Scottish and Irish communities.
” I havent heard a big outcry from the Scottish and Irish communities.”
When you do it’ll be too late to run.
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