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Ole Miss............

Discussion in 'OFF TOPIC' started by Rambitious1, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. Rambitious1

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    ...........considering changing the use of their name as some find it offensive.

    Apparently an AP story is highlighting this in a story.........No link as of yet.

    I'm not sure exactly how the phrase 'Ole Miss' is offensive.

    WOW!
     
  2. Angry Ram

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    Probably Wilfred Brimley

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  3. Alan

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    Possibly it's offensive to bad bull fighters.
     
  4. ChrisW

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    I read this story yesterday. I think it has to do with some of the nicknames like "Confederate Drive" on campus. Basically it's being linked to the south before the civil war, and racism and slavery.....so yea...someone has too much time on their hands to think this crap up.
     
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    Angry Ram with his take:

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    I can tell you right not that I'm not going to stop eating KFC!
     
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    The PC police never quit do they? Next stop; Notre Dame
     
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    I think it's the "Reblels" part. Johnny Reb is the mascot, is he not?

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    Not saying I agree. Political correctness makes me vomit.
     
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    I know that several years ago there was a push to change the mascot from Johnny Reb to Admiral Akbar.
    Obviously it wasn't successful.
     
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    :ROFLMAO::LOL::ROFLMAO::LOL::ROFLMAO:
    Like, like, like. That was worth more than just 1 like.
     
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    I thought you were joking till looked it up. There was actually a push to change it lol, craziness!
     
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    You can't make up something that ridiculous.
     
  13. LosAngelesRams

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    My father and I just had a conversation about this(teams having to change names)... this shits getting ridiculous.
     
  14. Thordaddy

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    What's ridiculous is every victory the "Word Nazi's" achieve move them closer to telling us not just what we can't say, but what we can.
    Mind reading jackals that they are.
     
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    I agree, I was explaining the same thing to my Dad.
     
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    Any fool who is willing to give up a bit of his liberty to gain a bit of security will gain neither and lose both. Benjamin Franklin said some along those lines. Franklin was a wise man.

    George Orwell's 1984 happened, as forecasted, a long time ago. Take your Soma.
     
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