Minnesota renames the ‘Asian carp’ to avoid hurting Asians’ feelings

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  1. Waverider

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    If that particular carp came from Asia, how can it be offensive?

    But now calling the Asian carp the Invasive carp, that sounds more offensive...we're not invasive...most of the time...

    :lol 

    :tongue: 
     
  3. MetalRyde

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    did they asked asians if the name 'Asian Carp' is offensive? no?

    then how the fuck do they know if it is offensive!?

    you don't see me get offended of the 'Mexican jumping bean'.
     
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    If only George Carlin were alive. I wonder what he'd say about this.
     
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    They should rename Asians to avoid offending their massive Asian population.
     
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    What'll we call them? Orients?

    Nah, let's avoid the whole racism debacle and start giving each race a number.
     
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    some people take PCism to idiotic heights, it came from Asia so the name it has is appropriate.
     
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    Oh Crap better hide the Irish whiskey
     
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    Sure. Let's call us "Orients." I don't care. But you'd better rename that one top ramen flavor or I'm gonna be offended.
     
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    We'll just make it "Asian" instead of "Oriental." :) 
     
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    I vote on including the Russians as Asians.
     
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    I'd wager that no actual Asians complained about this. Like most of these cases, it was probably some white, liberal politician and/or academic who decided that the name was offensive and should be changed. Because it doesn't matter if any member of the ethnic group in question was actually offended, the PC police know better, will decide what 'should' be offensive and are the only ones who can protect the poor oppressed, defenseless minorities.
     
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    Now that's just silly, maybe if it was the called the "Gook Carp" or "OhHerroPreaseChingChongPingPong Carp", then it would make sense, but it is literally a Carp from Asia.
    I'd say "it's political correctness gone mad!" but 1) I can't stand the term, and 2) It's not even that because it's not even a potentially offensive name.
     
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    He died of PC poisoning...

    RIP man.

    Oriental bad drivers.

    I'm Asian not Oriental so that sounds about right. :p 

    Nah. We leave the dirty shoes in front of the door. How much more less invasive should we be?


    So when I go to the invasive store, how should I buy that fish?

    Me: Can I buy some ummm invasive carp please?
    Store dude: Doma. *points at the door*

    Me: Can I buy some invasive carp please?
    Storedude: pokai? Wait minute. Here.
    [​IMG]

    at brown restaurant.
    Me: Can I get the invasive carp to go please?
    restodude: Here's your change and styropom containers.
    Me: Oh.
    restoude: Yes, now go pack yourselp.
    Me: Pardon me?
     

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    Ok I think calling it "invasive carp" is far worse then Asian carp, since the fish comes from Asia.
     
  16. Dark Skull

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    :lol  I actually understood the store dude and restodude
     
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    In that case, they should rename the Great White Shark, White-tailed Deer and the Bob White Bird because it might offend the white race.
     
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    Yes. They should. Let's call it....

    The great not purple shark. The non color matching tailed deer. And the Bob not blue Bird. There. Now no one can claim these animals have racist names.
     
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    How would people be offended to be compared to an apex predator?
     
  20. seali_me

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    Do you pack yourselp? :lol  I mean it's no biggie but it's not courteous either.

    A lot of the invasive restos here just leave you with the styrofoam containers.