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    'PorkChop' Is Deemed Offensive

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. Two days after naming its mascot "PorkChop," the Philadelphia Phillies' new Triple-A affiliate abruptly dropped the moniker after receiving complaints from Hispanics that it was offensive.



    The Lehigh Valley IronPigs, whose mascot is a large, furry pig, had selected PorkChop from more than 7,300 fan submissions. The team, which begins play in 2008, announced Monday that the mascot will be named "Ferrous" instead.

    General Manager Kurt Landes said he heard from several Hispanics who said PorkChop was derogatory.

    "We were really unaware of any negative connotations with the word 'pork chop,"' he said. "If it offended a few, it's a few too many."

    Guillermo Lopez, vice president of the Latino Leadership Alliance, said he was called "pork chop" when he worked at Bethlehem Steel decades ago.

    "If my parents were alive, they'd be having fits," said Lopez, among those who complained to the team. "It meant much more to them than it does to Puerto Ricans now in the Lehigh Valley."

    PorkChop had been submitted by 32 fans. The replacement name, Ferrous from the Latin word "ferrum," or iron received the most fan nominations, with 235.

    The team moved to Allentown from Ottawa where it was known as the Lynx following the 2007 season. Construction is wrapping up on a new stadium in east Allentown.
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    IM SPANISH AND I NEVER HEARD THAT ONE......
    they hate if your the same , and they hate you if your different- evh

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    Quote Originally Posted by lal5150 View Post
    IM SPANISH AND I NEVER HEARD THAT ONE......
    i know that's a term that used for Portuguese people sometimes.

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    They could go with this...

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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    he said. "If it offended a few, it's a few too many."
    i'm of the opposite opinion...if something only offends a few people, then that's way to few...in that case something needs to happen to increase that number....heeheehee

    Quote Originally Posted by lal5150 View Post
    IM SPANISH AND I NEVER HEARD THAT ONE......
    yeah, it must be a regional thing because I've been spanish my entire life and this is news to me.

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    I was born and raised in the Bay Area and lived there for 30 years. The Bay Area is one of the most diverse areas in the United States. I have to admit that I have NEVER heard of Pork Chop being derogetory slang. I can think of a million other terms that would be offensive but Pork Chop isn't one of them.

    This is just another example of the "pussify-ing" of America. Maybe we should all tape egg shells to the bottom of our shoes? Or maybe the Latino Leadership Alliance needs to invest in Paxil for its members? That should calm things down...they seem to be a little too high-strung.
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    yeah I mean seriously...it's not like the mascot's name was "Pablo the sweaty lawn mowing illegal wet back who eats nothing but beans and tequila"

    pork chop...fucking PORK CHOP...how is that offensive?!?!?

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    I've never heard of "porkchop" being derogatory....but because of this story, I have a feeling that I will be hearing it more as a slang term. Way to go!
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    Quote Originally Posted by broken9500 View Post
    yeah I mean seriously...it's not like the mascot's name was "Pablo the sweaty lawn mowing illegal wet back who eats nothing but beans and tequila"
    That just rolls of the tongue don't it?
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    I've heard wetback, spick, beaner, brownie, greaseball, boarder hopper, nacho breath, cholo, chonger, Jose, pepper belly, and chico but I've never heard porkchop.

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    fuck that. this political correctness shit is going too far. PC is for people who cant handle reality. fuck em.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy812 View Post
    I've never heard of "porkchop" being derogatory....but because of this story, I have a feeling that I will be hearing it more as a slang term. Way to go!
    yeah, OK porkchop!


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    Never heard that as a derogatory term before. Should we call the meat "pork cuts" now, so as not to be offensive?

 

 

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