Not for rose. But what’s in a name?
F is for F word. Not F word, the F word… the unmentionable F word. But in place of the F word… the actual F word, F word is used… that is, the letter F followed by word. So that when the F word is used… not the F word, just F word, the F word is understood and no one is offended.
N is for N word. Which must be more offensive than the F word, because the N word… not N word, the unpardonable N word, cannot be spoken of, or sung. Unless you’re a rapper. So, like little children, the N word… the actual N word, must be referenced by N word (because, y’know… snowflakes might melt).
But the N word is still the N word. For if a word, any word, is nothing but a combination of letters referencing some place, thing, or idea, then the N word… not the real N word, just N word, is just as offensive as the N word… the actual N word. That is to say, N word and the N word are one and the same. But what’s in a name?
In an attempt to banish an idea, the intolerant banish the word referencing the idea… in the name of tolerance. Yet the idea remains.
Juliet had it right. The Redskins by any other name would still be the Redskins. And would still be smelly.
Merry Christmas in the NFL
Here’s a helmet, a whistle too, and cheerleader pictures autographed to you!
In the Beginning was Football
On the seventh day, creation was complete. God rested. Men played football. And it was good.