Monday, July 09, 2007

Your high school mascot cannot be a beaver

…at least according to Bank of America
Beaver


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4 comments:

Johnny English said...

www.poetrycontest.com kept rejecting a poem I wanted to enter - turned out to be objecting to the word 'faggots'. Faggot is an old word that can mean a bunch of wood for kindling or some disgusting food item made from offal. It's only recently become slang for a homosexualist - and that wasn't the meaning I was using.
By their logic you cannot submit a poem if it contains word such as fairy, queer, dyke, gay, etc. - they should leave the censorship for words like arsebandit and shirtlifter which are obviously intended to be derogatory and have no other meaning.

Gail said...

At my daughter's middle school the auto-nanny blocked cockatiel.

Anonymous said...

Does no one understand CONTEXT any longer? I'm convinced of it now: People are indeed idiots. *sigh*

At least I'm heartened by the common sense and understanding displayed by johhny english and gail on this page ...

Anonymous said...

One site I tried to register with refused to let me use my surname - Cockerill. Needless to say, I refused to alter it and they lost my business