View Poll Results: Should the FCC ban usage of the word 'Redskins' in broadcasts?

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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    But it does. You can't make up definitions to suite you.
    Actually, anyone can. That's how the language evolves. The word "gay" is the most well known example today.
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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Actually, anyone can. That's how the language evolves. The word "gay" is the most well known example today.
    No, not really. If you were correct, then I can attach any meaning to any word. It doesn't work that way. And while the word gay did change to include a meaning you can find that meaning in the in the dictionary. It isn't just up to individuals.

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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    No, not really. If you were correct, then I can attach any meaning to any word. It doesn't work that way. And while the word gay did change to include a meaning you can find that meaning in the in the dictionary. It isn't just up to individuals.
    Wrong again. You can indeed attach any meaning to any word. The hard part is getting others to attach your meaning.
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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Wrong again. You can indeed attach any meaning to any word. The hard part is getting others to attach your meaning.
    Until they do, it doesn't mean that. And those you offend, no matter how small the number, have to accept it as well. Sorry, but there is no substance to you wanting to make the word mean what it doesn't mean.

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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Until they do, it doesn't mean that. And those you offend, no matter how small the number, have to accept it as well. Sorry, but there is no substance to you wanting to make the word mean what it doesn't mean.
    I'm not making it mean anything. I'm abiding by the commonly accepted and benign meaning understood by all except those who make being offended their profession.
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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    I'm not making it mean anything. I'm abiding by the commonly accepted and benign meaning understood by all except those who make being offended their profession.
    No it isn't. There is no commonly accepted definition of Redskin as proud and honorable. It only either applies to native Americans as a people or an insult. A sports team may be proud of their team, but the term has no such definition, common or otherwise.

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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    No it isn't. There is no commonly accepted definition of Redskin as proud and honorable. It only either applies to native Americans as a people or an insult. A sports team may be proud of their team, but the term has no such definition, common or otherwise.
    Hmm. Your claim flies in the face of belief of most Americans.
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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Hmm. Your claim flies in the face of belief of most Americans.
    No, it doesn't.

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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    No, it doesn't.
    New poll says large majority of Americans believe Redskins ...

    www.washingtonpost.com/.../redskins/...redskins...na...The Washington Post


    Sep 2, 2014 - Public opinion continues to be lopsided in favor of keeping the name, with 71 ... Support for the Redskins name has fallen substantially from 89 ...

    ". . . Public opinion continues to be lopsided in favor of keeping the name, with 71 percent saying it “should not” be changed in the new poll conducted for ESPN’s “Outside the Lines,” which broadcast a special report on the name controversy Tuesday night. . . ."
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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    New poll says large majority of Americans believe Redskins ...

    Page Not Found - Debate Politics Forumsredskins/...redskins...na...The Washington Post


    Sep 2, 2014 - Public opinion continues to be lopsided in favor of keeping the name, with 71 ... Support for the Redskins name has fallen substantially from 89 ...

    ". . . Public opinion continues to be lopsided in favor of keeping the name, with 71 percent saying it “should not” be changed in the new poll conducted for ESPN’s “Outside the Lines,” which broadcast a special report on the name controversy Tuesday night. . . ."
    Doesn't address what I said. Saying they should keep it or that it's not disrespectful (opinion) doesn't say they define the word as prideful and respectful.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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