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iSteve commenter Piltdown Man notes the onrushing disappearance of the name “Lynch” from the American landscape:

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Centennial School Board voted to change the names of three elementary schools in the district over concerns of offensive language. The change will remove the name “Lynch” from two schools.

Lynch Wood and Lynch Meadows elementary schools will be known temporarily as Wood Elementary and Meadows Elementary, pending new names for both schools. In the late 1800s, Patrick Lynch donated a parcel of land to the district, which is why so many schools included his name. In recent years, district officials said some students and families had complained that the name “Lynch” made them think of the verb, lynch, and the racist connotation behind it.

Bank of America Corporation must be breathing a sigh of relief that they changed investment bank Merrill Lynch’s name to simply Merrill, earlier this year.

Just in time.

No comment was available from running back Marshawn “Beast Mode” Lynch.

Argentine novelist Benito Lynch (1888-1951) commented, “I’m doomed, right? My name will never be safe to mention in America again.”

Argentine Communist revolutionary Ernesto Guevara De La Serna y Lynch, better known as Che Guevara, said, “No worries, I’m good. The t-shirts will keep selling.”

Commenter Stan Adams adds:

Jeopardy! Questions of the Future:

Category: Film History

A. Known for his surreal atmospherics, this venerable Hollywood director helmed such classics as Eraserhead, Elephant Man, Mulholland Drive, Twin Peaks, and Blue Velvet.

Q. Who is Alan Smithee?

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  1. Old Prude says:

    I saw this coming. Am I still allowed to dream good thoughts about my childhood crush, Dana Lynch?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  2. El Dato says:

    Argentine Communist revolutionary Ernesto Guevara De La Serna y Lynch, better known as Che Guevara, said, “No worries, I’m good. The t-shirts will keep selling.”

    Damn. Now I can show up at a student meeting with the Dreamy Stalinist Guevara T-Shirt and the text “LYNCH!” underneath. And explain.

  3. Anon[115] • Disclaimer says:

    This is the “Niggardly Phenomenon.”

    Somehow we can have cocks and hens and rapeseed oil and Niger and Nigeria, but not niggardly.

    Niggardly incidents are instructive as pure examples of the “Uh, I knew that” gambit. Low verbal ability blacks will freak when their high verbal ability professor innocently uses the word niggardly, then when it’s explained to them that the word has nothing to do with what they are thinking of, and they are able to surreptitiously look it up in the dictionary, or today online, they invariably claim to have known the word all along, but still object to it because it nevertheless triggers them.

    This is not believed and is ridiculed and taken as evidence that the students should not be in college in the first place, but that morphs into using niggardly on purpose to troll people, at which point the word is truly dead and gone.


    Martin Luther King, Jr.’s childhood neighborhood is gentrifying, and it seems to be happening without a lot of Boyle Heights-style drama:

    “I was scared when I first moved over here, because there were so many drug dealers around,” said Gordon, who is 61.

    Her monthly bill is now $604, up from $250, mostly because of rising house prices, which push up property taxes.

    In Atlanta, and elsewhere in the United States, gentrification is often about wealthy whites displacing poor blacks. Nowhere is that dynamic playing out more than in the city’s Old Fourth Ward.

    Looking out of her steel storm door, a reminder of when crackheads, prostitutes and drug-dealers plied their trade in front of her house, she waves at a neighbor — a white woman — jogging.

  4. El Dato says:

    OT: LULZ intensifies

    US Ambassador: Israel Is On the Side of God

    Commemorating the one-year anniversary of the US moving their embassy to Jerusalem, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman declared that “Israel is on the side of God,” calling that a “secret weapon that not too many countries have.”

    Don’t cut yourself while listening to Popol Vuh

  5. Veracitor says:

    Good thing then that Jack Daniels whiskey has always come from Blackville, Tennessee.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    , @Jack D
  6. Paul says:

    Should we get rid of the last name “Black” because it may remind people of Black crime?

  7. dimples says:

    It can’t be a bad thing to change some names that have disagreeable connotations, even for marketing reasons. Rapeseed oil crops are now universally known as canola, which I’m sure most people would find more palatable.

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
  8. Anonymous[499] • Disclaimer says:

    Strangely enough, ‘Lynch’ is an old English surname, derived from the Anglo-Saxon which somehow got ‘exported’ to Ireland – from where all Lynches typically originate.

    Likewise ‘Burke’ a quintessentially Irish surname is derived from the Norman French.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
  9. Last year Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Virginia, changed its name to University of Lynchburg. Wonder how that will work out?

  10. What about Loretta?

    • Agree: Endgame Napoleon
  11. I guess “linchpin” will join “niggard” on the list of words that can no longer be uttered lest they be misunderstood and offend the ears of the Sacred Ones.

  12. I guess all the bottles of Château Lynch-Bages wine that survived the “freedom fries” purge will now be poured down the drain to combat lynching?

    Argentine novelist Benito Lynch (1888-1951) commented …

    The Irish seem to have done well in Argentina; so well that they tended to belong to the landed gentry that resisted Peron’s populism:

    The popular movement led in the 1940s by Juan Domingo Perón (1895-1974) promised to improve social welfare and to give political control to the labouring class. “Peronism” was thus resisted by the landed elite of the Rural Society and other conservative organisations. Although the Irish community in Argentina has been frequently depicted as being part of the landowning “estancieros”, several Irish names can be identified among the supporters of Perón.

    Politically Incorrect Irish Argentines in the Early Peronist Period By Carolina Barry

    Irish Argentines ended up with some pretty jazzy names:

  13. Well, Piltdown, the 81,000 residents of Lynchburg, Virginia may have a problem with this.

  14. @Veracitor

    oops, never mind… I see you had it covered.

  15. Noosemaker Lynchings “Я” US has seen sales slide over the last few years, due to the updated Boy Scout Handbook that inadvertently included instructions for this knot right between the sheepshank and the clove hitch. In addition, there’s been profit-taking. We will have a much better explanation for the stock’s movement right after market-close.

    What, too soon?

  16. George says:

    “In the late 1800s, Patrick Lynch donated a parcel of land to the district”

    That was a long time ago, what have Lynches done lately? It is not a flight from white it is the recognition that white people haven’t accomplished much since the 70s when the Jews became prominent. It is interesting how some names become very popular then forgotten. Hoover was a vacuum, a US President, the all-powerful director of the FBI, and finally a character in the WASP nostalgia movie Animal House. To be honest, Lynches are not protecting their patrimony so why should I care?

    Lynch might have been successful branding in the early 1900s, but today the brand has faded, kind of like Campbell’s Soup.

    Charles Lynch (1736-1796) was a Virginia planter, politician, and American revolutionary who headed an irregular court in Virginia to punish Loyalist supporters of the British during the American Revolutionary War. The terms “lynching” and “lynch law” are believed to be derived from his name.

    As for Jews the, series: Einstien->Feynman-> nobody, says it all.

  17. Wilkey says:

    The descendants of Patrick Lynch, if he has any, should get their effing land back. This is just peak stupidity. Is it the entertainment industry causing this, social media, or our idiotic public schools? Or all of the above?

  18. It sounds like a Lynch mob came after the name “Lynch.”

  19. Investment guru Peter Lynch will just be known as Pete.

  20. Instead of Che Guevara t-shirts they should be Charles Martel.

  21. istevefan says:

    Could Loretta Lynch pass a Senate confirmation today?

    • LOL: bomag
    • Replies: @AnotherDad
  22. The Pewitt for President campaign pledges to pull the linchpin on this anti-White, politically correct anti-Lynch nonsense, pronto.

  23. Stick says:

    Maybe our betters don’t want us to tumble to the fact that SJWs are lynch parties by definition.?

  24. Travis says:

    Does a “Lynch Mob” belong in college football? – The Wildcat football team at Kansas State named its swarming defense the “Lynch Mob.” Kansas State University has distanced itself from the name by not using it officially and saying that it is a name the players chose themselves. However, just hoping the name will die has become a pipe dream. The name has been around for several years and has become a rite-of-passage from one team to another.

  25. anon[372] • Disclaimer says:

    Add Sharecropper to the list. My company sold a local wine named “Sharecropper’s Blend”, one of our best sellers, but discontinued it after one complaint about the name being racist.

  26. Hans says:

    Well, it’s on account of the the fact that the people that got lynched were ALL innocent.

    Fact: Almost 4400 “racial terror lynchings” between 1877 and 1950. They did not do nothing.

    Hate Fact: 100 rapes per day of white women by blacks (1 every 15 minutes).

    I was trying to calculate the number of blacks murdered by blacks in the last decade or two but I got tired and quit. Gosh, maybe if the content of “MLK Jr.’s” character had been a little better we wouldn’t have all these raciss buildings and statutes and attitudes and platitudes still.

  27. Fakazamusic says: • Website

    I saw this coming too, So are we all doomed?

  28. Film director and musician, David Lynch, eats a half a chicken sandwich for lunch every day. MI6 and the Argentinians and Macron’s pals are trying to find out what Lynch does with the other half, but Lynch ain’t telling and they can’t find out. A shady story out of Hollywood suggests Lynch broke up with then-girlfriend Isabella Rossellini because Rossellini was adamant about getting the other half of the chicken sandwich from Lynch and Lynch passionately refused to comply with Isabella’s request.

    Alleged dialogue:

    Isabella Rossellini:

    David, may I have the other half of your chicken sandwich, please?

    David Lynch:

    No way! That does it for me, baby, I told you 2 times I ain’t giving you the other half and you keep at it! I’m going for a drive to celebrate getting free and clear of you, you chicken sandwich grabber, and I’ll be so glad your gone when I get back in 6 months.

    John Lynch the football player is Super Whitey exemplified with a strong neck and jaw. John Lynch must have refrained from tackling with his head because he still has enough brains to be a NFL GM.

    Character actor John Carrol Lynch played LBJ in some thing. LBJ was a treasonous rat who signed the anti-White 1965 Immigration Act into law. LBJ’s 1965 Immigration Act has flooded the USA with 50 or 60 million non-White foreigner invaders.

  29. Jack D says:

    Jack Daniels made a big deal in recent years about JD’s black servant who is seen near JD in some old photo. It turns out that this guy was not just a servant as he appears to be – he was the secret brains behind the operation. JD just pretended to be the master distiller and businessman while the real genius was the colored guy. They have really spun a whole Woke tale off of that one old picture – you have to hand it to corporate America.

  30. These people should be Boycotted.

  31. Anon[277] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D

    Remember Uncle Ben’s attempt to retconn their black mascot (I mean, icon) as a maverick entrepreneur?

  32. Hey, Steve, this is possibly embarrassing for any unz “heavy user”, but there a movie critic right here on this very site named Trevor Lynch. Who knew?

    I guess Mr. Lynch doesn’t read your stuff either, or he’d have chimed in, so don’t feel so bad.


  33. Neuday says:

    Considering people have been fired for saying the word “niggardly”, this should surprise no one.
    Speaking of that word, it should be banned, too:

    An Italian, a Scotsman, and a Chinese fellow were hired at a construction site. The foreman pointed out a huge pile of sand and told the Italian guy, “You’re in charge of sweeping.” To the Scotsman he said, “You’re in charge of shoveling.” And to the Chinese guy, “You’re in charge of supplies.”
    He then said, “Now, I have to leave for a little while. I expect you guys to make a dent in that there pile.”
    The foreman went away for a of couple hours, and, when he returned, the pile of sand was untouched. He asked the Italian, “Why didn’t you sweep any of it?” The Italian replied, “I no hava no broom. You said to the Chinese fella that he a wasa in a charge of supplies, but he hasa disappeared and I no coulda finda him nowhere.” Then the foreman turned to the Scotsman and said, “And you, I thought I told you to shovel this pile.”
    The Scotsman replied, “Aye, ye did lad, boot ah couldnay get meself a shoovel! Ye left th’ Chinese gadgie in chairge of supplies, boot ah couldnay fin’ him either.” The foreman was really angry by now and stormed off toward the pile of sand to look for the Chinese guy.

    Just then, the Chinese guy jumped out from behind the pile of sand and yelled…


  34. Cortes says:

    There’s always the Lynchehauns.

    Here’s a brief article dealing inter alia with the US legal system and the most notorious Lynchehaun:

  35. Signers of the Declaration of Independence

    Thomas Lynch, Jr., was born in South Carolina on August 5, 1749. He received an education in England and graduated with honors at Cambridge. He studied law in London and then returned home in 1772. He was politically engaged as soon as he returned home, and was commissioned a company commander in the South Carolina regiment in 1775. Soon afterward he was elected to a seat in the Continental Congress. He fell ill shortly after signing the Declaration and retired from the Congress. At the close of 1776 he and his wife sailed for the West Indies. The ship disappeared and there is no record of his life after.

  36. Wilkey says:
    @Jack D

    The problem with the comparison is that Hitler just isn’t a common surname. I have no idea how common it is (or was), but Wikipedia lists no one with the name other than people related to Adolf Hitler or “fans” who adopted the name. But what if Adolf Hitler had been named Adolf Bauer, or Adolf Stein or Adolf Smith?

    Lynch is a pretty common name, and the man for whom it is named never actually lynched anyone. So now we have a common surname being demonized simply because of its association with an unfortunate action.

  37. @Jack D

    You mean Patrick Hitner, right?

  38. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @Old Prude

    Ummm yeah, but hes now know as just Dan Lynn.

    • Replies: @Old Prude
  39. @Wilkey

    Originally, being lynched meant Colonel Lynch would have his men lash you for supporting the British.

  40. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:

    Corporate legal and marketing. You get a diversity racket operator working a shakedown and its an issue.

    They have lynch in their actual name !

    Settlement imminent.

    # the rackets

  41. CCZ says:

    Choose a new name for:

    Lynch, KY
    Lynch, NE
    Lynch Station, VA
    Lynchburg, VA
    Lynchburg, SC
    Lynchburg, TN
    Lynchburg, OH
    Lynchburg, IL
    Lynchburg, MO

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @LittleNano
  42. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:

    It’s a variation of common Bavarian names: Heidler, Hildebran, dozens of variations.

    Heidl is a water feauture.

  43. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:


  44. res says:
    @Jack D

    Wow. You weren’t kidding.

    I suspect the caption of that picture gives some idea how reliable all of this is (emphasis mine):

    In a photo in Jack Daniel’s old office, Jack Daniel, with mustache and white hat, is shown at his distillery in Tennessee in the late 1800s. The man to his right could be Nearest Green, a slave who helped teach Jack Daniel how to make whiskey, or one of Green’s sons.

    I wonder what Green’s role really was. Is this just more ‘Hidden Figures’ style retconning?

    • Agree: Old Prude
  45. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D

    Not an issue. Brothers love jack and coke.

  46. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    …what do you mean you people

  47. Jklm says:

    As a former, reluctant student who attended John Dragthenegrobehindthetruck Elementary School, this is a welcome change that was a long time coming.

  48. @CCZ

    Simply change the “y” to “u”. Problem solved. Cuz everybody loves lunch.

  49. Jill says:

    Been following trial Gibson Bros. v. Oberlin College.

    The left will destroy everything in their path to get their way.

    The left will even eat their own

  50. @istevefan

    Could Loretta Lynch pass a Senate confirmation today?

    Pretty sure blacks get to lynch.

    But, she could always call herself “Loretta X”.

    • Agree: HammerJack
    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  51. HEL says:

    Pace foods must be shaking in their boots hoping no one remembers their “get a rope” commercials for Pace Picante sauce from the early 90s. Only a matter of time before they decide to take that racist company down! I believe those commercials also derided other salsas for being produced in New York City, thus likely making them antisemitic as well . . .

  52. fnn says:

    Is this better or worse than a lynching?:

  53. @Jack D

    Patrick Hitler, picked “Stewart-Houston”, but he could used his Irish mother’s maiden name or have just gone with “Heidler” which is the family’s correct ancestral name and would have been the family’s name, but for some paperwork error in Hitler’s dad’s legitimization paperwork.

    I don’t know any Heidler’s personally, but they are certainly out there. Michael Medved pitches for a “Heidler Construction” in Seattle. So at least Medved doesn’t bear some bizarro name grudge.

    Unfortunately, public officials have decided to pander to people with two digit IQs and fainting couch sensibilities.

    • Replies: @Old Palo Altan
  54. Old Prude says:
    @Jack D

    One more reason not to drink that watered-down, over-priced sipping whiskey.

  55. CPK says:

    We will also expunge anything named Burns, presumably.

    I mean, Robert Burns sounds pretty horrifying, if you think of it as a complete sentence.

  56. Isn’t this rather old “news”?
    Get back to me when the Washington Redskins change their name.

  57. @Jack D

    JD just pretended to be the master distiller and businessman

    Careful! Soon you will not be able to use the word “master” anymore.

    • Replies: @anon
  58. Pat Boyle says:

    Actually my full name is Patrick Lynch Boyle. I was named after a famous-in-the-family relative who had been some kind of a patriarch – Patrick Lynch. When I was teen I was taken by a pastel of relatives to his grave site in Mananas. I’m not personally very interested in genealogy, so I don’t know much about him, but in Northern Virginia apparently our particular Patrick Lynch was an important person.

    The point is Lynch is a very popular name and has been in America for centuries.. If it is dying out because politically correct people are afraid that some doofus will be reminded of a mob violence connection – that is just silly. When they meet someone name John, do they think of toilets?

  59. kihowi says:


    Daniel was the youngest of ten children born to Calaway and Lucinda Matilda (née Cook) Daniel.[1] He was of Scots-Irish, Scottish, and Welsh descent

    Thank god that slave was there.

  60. Jack D says:

    I wonder what Green’s role really was

    Uh, lifting heavy stuff, sweeping up, shoveling grain, splitting firewood, etc. – the usual I’m sure. Nothing like the retconned fiction in the article.

  61. @Wilkey

    Quite a few Adolfson/Adolfsen surnames in Sweden/Norway, where people haven’t felt the need to change it.

  62. lynchburg lemonade on the way out.

    heck, lynchburg on the way out. let the renaming begin.

  63. anon[402] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mike Zwick

    reminds me of that cigar company “Dutch Masters”

    i doubt they are around any more and of course the “Dutch” masters were probably of a more specific ethnicity anyway

    • Replies: @Jack D
  64. Merrill Lynch; I guess that nice Jewish boy from Goldman Sachs took care of that problematic institution when he forced the Bank of America to take them off the market.

    • Replies: @Flip
  65. @Sextus Empiricus

    Jane Lynch looks like John Lynch the football player. Jane Lynch has good shoulders and a strong jaw like John Lynch.

    If the NY Jets had had Jane Lynch and Michelle Obama and John Lynch in the defensive secondary in the 2010 AFC Championship game against Peyton Manning and the Colts, they would have won that game easily.

  66. J.Ross says: • Website

    Isaac Kappy was a former actor who claimed to have evidence of Hollywood pedophilia. Like Corey Haim, he never delivered anything useful, and it was feared that he was a control agent attempting to steer people wrong. Today he has killed himself.

  67. Altai says:

    How long before the name ‘Boycott’ is deemed anti-Semitic?

  68. @Reg Cæsar

    Boycotted sounds too similar to cotton, and well, you know where it will go from there.

  69. I guess the old classroom favorite chalkboard game Hangman will soon take its final swing from the gallows.

  70. @AnotherDad

    In the 1990s I had a good laugh while driving through rural southern Bavaria: a sleek little business building slid by on my left proudly proclaiming itself the headquarters of the Himmler Company .

    Of course the Mengele Farm Machinery and Tractor Company was still going strong, and its products were seen in almost every farm yard throughout Bavaria until quite recently. Although it no longer exists as such, its products are highly prized even today, and fetch excellent prices on the second hand market. And yes, we’re talking about the same Mengele family.

    • Replies: @Marty
  71. The David Lynch joke was one of my better efforts, to be sure. It might be a tad obscure, but that’s true of most of my jokes.

    Mulholland Drive is a superior exemplar of the Lynchian style. Good edit.

    Ironically, the extended cut of Dune already has the Smithee credit. Lynch has disowned the entire film, but I have a sneaking admiration for it. Any movie where Patrick Stewart shouts “Moods are for cattle and loveplay!” can’t be all that bad.

    A high-school friend of mine was utterly obsessed with Lost Highway.

  72. bomag says:
    @Gilbert Ratchet

    Pretty much as expected; except for Florida.

    Number 3 in education??? Ha ha ha!!!

    Number 2 in fiscal stability??? Mortgage crisis; what mortgage crisis?

  73. Lugash says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    These people should be Boycotted.

    Your dismissal of female and non-binary persyns is a hatecrime.

  74. @Wilkey

    Wilkey, I commented yesterday that when you have people this stupid you should take the word “School” off the facade.

  75. @res

    res, well if Nearest Green taught Jack how to make whiskey, who taught Green. One of the first things colonists did when they landed was make brandy out off anything sweet, brew beer and distill grain.

  76. @AnotherDad

    Another, how come no blacks with last name “Slave” or “Property” or “Xslave”?

  77. Corvinus says:

    Well, there goes one of my guitar heroes from the 1980’s.

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    , @Anonymous
  78. @Gilbert Ratchet

    Gil, clicked on your link. Please note, New York State, which shares it’s entire northern border with Canada doesn’t make the list.

  79. Dave2 says:

    Yet it’s still perfectly legal to download and watch blurry cellphone videos of niggers getting lynched in Africa today. The preferred methods of execution involve heavy twine, old tires, and gasoline. Pretty brutal stuff.

    Lynchings in the old South weren’t always racial either; sometimes whites lynched whites and niggers lynched niggers. It was more a matter of, “We caught this guy red-handed, why waste time and money on a trial?”

  80. Flip says:
    @The Alarmist

    Merrill Lynch; I guess that nice Jewish boy from Goldman Sachs took care of that problematic institution when he forced the Bank of America to take them off the market.

    Henry Paulson is a Christian Scientist.

  81. @bomag

    Number 2 in fiscal stability??? Mortgage crisis; what mortgage crisis?

    I assumed they meant at a state level, not fiscal stability of individual residents. Florida is fairly well governed from financial perspective (though I’m not sure about #2 in the nation. It has no state income tax so isn’t subject to the boom/bust of economic cycles (compare that to CA and its dependence on capital gains taxes).

    Additionally, former Gov Rick Scott did two things that set the state up well in the medium term:

    1) he declined the money from Obama for the magic choo-choo between Tampa and Orlando. The Feds would pay for construction but the state would be on the hook for the ongoing expenses. Tampa and Orlando are only about 90 minutes apart by car and you need a car when you get to either city. Nobody would have ridden that silly train.

    2) he got the state mostly out of the insurance business. FL was hit by five Category 3 or 4 hurricanes in 2004 and 2005, after which many insurers pulled out. The state has/had its own insurer of last resort, appropriately enough called Citizens. For a period of time, it was difficult if not impossible to get insurance from anyone other than Citizens if you were near the coast, which is most of the population. FL was extremely lucky, having no hurricanes make landfall from 2005 until Irma in 2017. Soon after taking office in 2011, Scott’s administration had Citizens begin a series of fairly steep price hikes that soon saw rates at a level that attracted competition from numerous private insurers and Citizens’ risk exposure is now drastically reduced. As such, FL is much less exposed (fiscally) to hurricanes than it was for more than a decade.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  82. @Corvinus

    Sick of Donnie Dokken he formed his own band — Lynch Mob!

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  83. David Lynch keeps it simple — is the stone the moon? Lynch won’t say and I don’t blame him:

  84. Jack D says:

    They are still in business though ownership has changed hands. “Dutch Masters” refers to Rembrandt & his colleagues – the Dutch master painters. Their trademark is a reproduction of Rembrandt’s group portrait, the Syndics of the Draper’s Guild.

    It does not refer to Dutch (or Jewish or any other ish) SLAVE masters who operated the Caribbean plantations.

  85. Veracitor says:

    Since they unpersoned Kate Smith and banned her recordings they will have to do the same with Loretta Lynch. I for one am kind of going to miss “I’m a Honky Tonk-Girl.” I am not sure yet about “Your Squaw Is On The Warpath.” There is still some squabbling in the Student Center between #MeToo and #WontBeErased about that one.

  86. Old Prude says:

    Right. Reminds me of the time I saw a black female professor on PBS explain that black were shipped to America to teach the English how to grow crops. We waz Horticulturalists!

    • Replies: @Jack D
  87. I chuckled at a bit of historical ignorance in the articles about the recent fake noose news at the elementary school — every single person I saw interviewed said it reminded them of “slavery times” rather than Reconstruction-through-segregation times.

  88. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:

    Dokken rules bruh

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  89. @dimples

    Canola is only for varieties that have human-edible oil. Rapeseed is still used for the ones humans cannot eat.

  90. @bomag

    A lot of young people in Ohio get their college degrees and then go to Florida. Plus every other state in the northeast

  91. Corvinus says:
    @Known Fact

    “Sick of Donnie Dokken he formed his own band — Lynch Mob!”

    I have both discs. Oni Logan (first album) and Robert Mason (second album) had their own distinct style.

  92. In the world of clocks, Pragotron clocks from Czechoslovakia are increasingly popular. They usually take the form of either master clocks, or slave clocks which were driven by an electrical impulse every minute that drove the slave clocks forward.

    There is also some market for American made clocks of similar type.

    This good looking large clock from around 1900 sold in a recent online auction for an absurdly low price, perhaps because it was a slave clock.

    I wonder how much longer the master-slave terminology can continue to exist in engineering terminology.

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
  93. @Jonathan Mason

    ‘Master’ and ‘slave’ computer labels unacceptable, officials say

    Also, from Wikipedia:

    The terminology has often been replaced with something different because the terms “master” and “slave” evoke the practice of slavery.

    One alternative for databases is “primary” and “replica”, which is used in the documentation from IBM, Microsoft, Engine Yard, Amazon Web Services/Amazon Relational Database Service, and ACM as well as in Python, Django, Drupal, CouchDB, Redis and MediaWiki (which still uses “master”).

    The configuration management tool Salt uses the terms “master” and “minion”.

    In December 2017, the Internet Systems Consortium decided to allow the words “primary” and “secondary” as a substitute for master/slave terminology in their DNS server software BIND.

    In 2003, the County of Los Angeles in California asked that manufacturers, suppliers and contractors stop using “master” and “slave” terminology on products; the county made this request “based on the cultural diversity and sensitivity of Los Angeles County”. Following outcries about the request, the County of Los Angeles issued a statement saying that the decision was “nothing more than a request”. Following the controversy, Global Language Monitor found the term “master/slave” to be the most egregious example of political correctness in 2004, and named it the most politically incorrect term of that year.

  94. Hibernian says:

    “Likewise ‘Burke’ a quintessentially Irish surname is derived from the Norman French.”

    Ditto for Powers (Le Poer) and names starting with Fitz. (Fitzgerald, Fitzgibbon, etc.)

  95. Well, David Lynch is a depraved suckhead, so I don’t mind him getting memory-holed. A–tall.

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  96. At least they still got Aunt (pronounced “ant” boneheads) Jemima, Uncle Ben, and Frank L. White.

  97. @Jack D

    Jack, we now know your surname! You shouldn’t have done it! But your cogent posts do make you a natural as a whiskey sipper.

    Keep up the good work!

  98. anon[402] • Disclaimer says:

    America’s Accelerating Flinch from “Lynch”

    reminds me of that line by Savage – “the stench from the bench is…..”

  99. Corvinus says:

    “Dokken rules bruh”

    So does Queensryche, Van Halen, Ratt, Great White, and Kix (very underrated).

  100. Jack D says:
    @Old Prude

    This is not completely crazy. The English of course had no experience growing rice and there is some evidence that they sought out slaves from the rice growing regions of Africa to man the rice plantations of S. Carolina. You can imagine that if you were in the market for slaves, a slave with some familiarity with growing the crop that you intended to grow would be a selling feature over someone who didn’t. But I’m sure it was a minor factor – Africans didn’t know how to grow tobacco or corn (nor did whites at 1st) but it was no impediment.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  101. Anonymous[329] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D

    Africans didn’t know how to grow tobacco or corn (nor did whites at 1st) but it was no impediment.

    What about cotton and sugar cane?

  102. @Wilkey

    The descendants of Patrick Lynch, if he has any, should get their effing land back. This is just peak stupidity. Is it the entertainment industry causing this, social media, or our idiotic public schools? Or all of the above?

    Same with colleges that don’t like their statues of Cecil Rhodes. If you insist on removing his statue, give back his effing money too.

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