Politics Coon cheese?

change the name?


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Roobs321

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I'm not too torn up over it personally. I remember as a kid that the brand name was a skit joke once on Full Frontal. "Coon" as a racist term was more in the culture then. Bill Hicks also made a joke around a police officer's surname concerning the Rodney King trial. You would hardly make a person change their own surname, or hold it against them (same goes for Isis), but as a business name it is easily changeable. With time a lot of names simplify, merge or become acronym'd anyway.

For instance, you don't see too many ethnic names in Australian businesses. I am sure there are a lot of Asian and South European, even some Aboriginal business owners, but unless it is commercially viable to self-name your business (e.g. Italian restaurants are an industry with good ethnic surname associations, or a simple catchy name like "Bing Lee"), then you'd pick something else. If you cried foul about the Coon name change to an Indian business owner with a tricky long surname, they'd probably find you naive.
 

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Roobs321

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no surprise at all, it is the quiet unspoken majority as per usual
Does voting profusely in a sub-toilet-paper rag's poll genuinely qualify as "quiet" and "unspoken"? They used to give the Daily Telegraph away for free where I worked, and it was a flick magazine at best, excruciating to read. You'd have to be braindead or invested in the right to be subscribed to it.
 

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Does voting profusely in a sub-toilet-paper rag's poll genuinely qualify as "quiet" and "unspoken"? They used to give the Daily Telegraph away for free where I worked, and it was a flick magazine at best, excruciating to read. You'd have to be braindead or invested in the right to be subscribed to it.
a vote is a vote

deal with it

you would have be braindead or a LWNJ to be invested or subscribe to BLM when you find out the real agenda
 

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What's next?

There are 35 people in the White Pages with the surname Coon. If one of them decided to start a carpentry business - 'Coon Carpentry' taking advantage of alliteration, will they be forced to succumb to online pressure from the PC brigade continually shaming them for daring to use their own name?
We need to remove the word 'black' from the dictionary, it is used in racial slurs all the time.

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Does voting profusely in a sub-toilet-paper rag's poll genuinely qualify as "quiet" and "unspoken"? They used to give the Daily Telegraph away for free where I worked, and it was a flick magazine at best, excruciating to read. You'd have to be braindead or invested in the right to be subscribed to it.
Don’t care either way about the renaming. But I assume your workplace paid for the newspapers.
 

Roobs321

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Don’t care either way about the renaming. But I assume your workplace paid for the newspapers.
Not in the workplace, but some of the nearby cafes and short-term accommodations. Public service job, so apolitical workplace, we generally had a mix of specialist quarterlys, Australian Book Review (which is excellently written), Big Issue, employee-fetched free newspapers, etc.
 

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Not in the workplace, but some of the nearby cafes and short-term accommodations. Public service job, so apolitical workplace, we generally had a mix of specialist quarterlys, Australian Book Review (which is excellently written), Big Issue, employee-fetched free newspapers, etc.
Ok so the cafes bought them.
 

Roobs321

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a vote is a vote

deal with it

you would have be braindead or a LWNJ to be invested or subscribe to BLM when you find out the real agenda
No need to turn everything into a polarised cartoon. Rather revealing that you regard BLM as the opposite of the Daily Telegraph. Can't we simply call out a tabloid newspaper for what it is. If there was something comparable on the left, I'd just as readily call it out. Crap content is crap content.
 

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Does voting profusely in a sub-toilet-paper rag's poll genuinely qualify as "quiet" and "unspoken"? They used to give the Daily Telegraph away for free where I worked, and it was a flick magazine at best, excruciating to read. You'd have to be braindead or invested in the right to be subscribed to it.
It's probably more representative than the twitter mobs that cause companies to change their brand names.
 

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It's probably more representative than the twitter mobs that cause companies to change their brand names.
I wouldn't know. I've never had a twitter account. Mobs are mobs, an externally-applied pejorative and twitter's fast communication dissemination tool is indeed mob-enabling, but the 'silent majority' is an implicit mob preaching status quo and common sense as well. You can't readily think for yourself if you flock with mobs of any persuasion.
 

Les Malone

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I wouldn't know. I've never had a twitter account. Mobs are mobs, an externally-applied pejorative and twitter's fast communication dissemination tool is indeed mob-enabling, but the 'silent majority' is an implicit mob preaching status quo and common sense as well. You can't readily think for yourself if you flock with mobs of any persuasion.
says a west coast fan .......
 

Roobs321

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So you couldn’t say whether it was free or not. Definitely a public servant mentality.
I'm just discussing how they reportedly came into the workplace. I sometimes brought a daily telegraph in from my workweek hotel (short term city accommodation), as I referred to. The more quantity and diverse the reading material the better, even if I personally don't get any reading satisfaction out of that particular source.
 

Roobs321

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says a west coast fan .......
You are implying that I would agree with and cheerlead any given statement the West Coast club would make. But as I said, you pejoratively see West Coast's fans as a "mob", and maybe think that supporting a smaller, newer franchise makes you less mob-prone or something.
 

Les Malone

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I'm just discussing how they reportedly came into the workplace. I sometimes brought a daily telegraph in from my workweek hotel (short term city accommodation), as I referred to.
they give all newspapers away these days, Saturday morning junior football has been giving the Saturday West away for years and then again on Sunday giving the Sunday paper away
 

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they give all newspapers away these days, Sunday morning junior football has been giving the Saturday West away for years and then again on Sunday
Exactly. The other poster was just focusing on the relationships between business entities and the particular ones they give away, whether sponsored, ad-related, good for business (e.g. sticky clients in cafes or waiting room target markets) or industry-vested. Publicity and marketing often externally focuses on these outreach avenues of effective and wide-ranging community dissemination in order to best get relevant information out there.
 

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Oi! Keep it on thread!

Enough of this discussion on the distribution methods of the Tele and let's all get back to people with an incredible amount of "snowflake" as an insult in their posting history melting about a cheese brand changing its name.
 

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