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Another silly example of politcal correctness run amuck . . .

December 6 2001 at 5:09 PM
Ken Akerman  (no login)

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> There are hundreds of words in the English language which could be taken in a vulgar way if one chose to do so. For example,
> why isn't anyone screaming to rename Arizona's Wet Beaver Creek, or Mt. Bangs, the highest mountain in the Virgin Mountains?
> And shouldn't women named Whitney take offense at the name "Mount Whitney"? Such silliness.

I agree - this is political correctness run amuck. One of the two most popular hiking mountains in Phoenix (the other being Camelback Mountain) is Squaw Peak. One of the city's major freeways, SR 51, runs past this peak on its west side and is called the Squaw Peak Freeway. I hope people in Arizona don't lose their senses and ever change the name of the peak for politically correct reasons.

Wouldn't the Grand Teton Mountains be considered as another mountain range that should change its name for politically correct reasons? The name refers to breasts in French.

Ken Akerman

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