They won't sell one less jar of pickles...that's a good decision, in my opinion. Did they have to? Of course not. Could anyone fault them if they ignored her request? Hardly. But did they choose to change it anyway? Yep. And that's why I like it.
Edit: Wouldn't it be ironic if you thought their decision was retarded?
Thank you, Quazi!
IMO, there is nothing derogatory about the terms - homosexual, man, midget, Negro, fat, insane, WASP, idiotic, and so many others.
People do lack sensitivity, this includes me.
I think that the food company did the right thing , I'll bet that their sales have increased with that bit of publicity.
At least they didn't change their names to Fetus Pickles.......
The company can do as it chooses.
I hope they receive enough negative response to use "common sense" and change it back to midget.
I just find the whole notion of being offended by a commonly used word as......................... utterly ridiculus. Midget offensive? Really? Come on. I own british cars and one of the models the illustrious brits made wayyyyy back when was called the Midget. Its was cool little car. What, now they need to change the name of it? Really this whole offended thing is starting to get way overboard. Too many people think they should be catered to for free. People that want catering from me, better whip out the ole' pocket book and fork over a nice stack of high denomination american greenbacks.
The company was quite gracious, I will give them credit where due. Though I think they just weenied out.
Semper Fidelis, Semper Liber.
Stolen fair and square from the Capt. Courtesey himself.I spit at lots of people through my computer screen. Not only does it "teach them a lesson" but it keeps the screen clean and shiny.