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    So you are upset that someone was offended by your use of a moniker associated with 20th Century war criminals?

    Get over it.

    In before move to Trollheim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
    Obviously the OP is free to call her blog what she wants. My point is simply that many people that didn't find soup nazi offensive, may well find this at a minimum boorish, and potentially offensive.
    Not to mention that the the behavior of the Seinfeld characters was something to be laughed at (I laughed at it) precisely because it was so crass - if you want to be crass then negative reactions go with that territory.

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    I assumed this was going to be another Pcad post for all his references to "road nazis".
    Apparently not.
    Nazi these days, for the most part, is nothing more than a synonym for extremist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
    There are tons of thing you can do, that you shouldn't.
    +1

    Intent is not as important as impact. I am not Jewish but I think the choice of nickname is not suitable for something as public as a blog. People matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarryJo View Post
    I assumed this was going to be another Pcad post for all his references to "road nazis".
    Apparently not.
    Nazi these days, for the most part, is nothing more than a synonym for extremist.

    Exactly....it's like the word gay. Word meanings change throughout time...

    Gay once primarily meant happy or joyous...
    Gay then primarily was used to refer to ones sexual orientation....
    Gay has recently been primarily used to refer to something stupid or pointless...

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    My point (at least for the purposes of bf) is that I've seen several people here refer to themselves as "road nazis" and nothing was ever brought up about if being a racist, offensive term untill someone asked if it was.
    No one seemed to be offended untill asked if they were offended. If it didn't matter enough then, why now? The only difference is someone has insinuated that you might be offended.

    I agree with most of the other posters that if you want to be successful with your blog then changing the name to something less inflammatory would behoove you. However I stand by my statement that many people are looking for something to be offended at.

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    It depends how far removed one is from the events of WW II. My parents find the word both vulgar and offensive but their parents were directly involved in the conflict. I look at it as a humorus reference.
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    Nice way to get blog hits.

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    any publicity is good publicity....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chickenstrip View Post
    No one seemed to be offended untill asked if they were offended. If it didn't matter enough then, why now? The only difference is someone has insinuated that you might be offended.
    Your reasoning does't hold up. One could equally conclude people were offended, but chose to keep their opinion private until someone sought it out. Absence of evidence does not equal evidence of absence.

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    We're not in Pakistan, so I think you can get away with it. But if you want some Seinfeld guidance, go to the http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ythrdCsOFJU

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    I'm fine with it - nazify your blog all you wish. Most who are offended are looking for something to be offended by - the PC police.

    Heck, I'm from the South - living here in Oregon, today is the "Civil War" game between UO and OSU. The folks living in this lily-white state, which had the highest number of KKK members in the nation west of the Mississippi in the 1920's, think nothing of using the term. But it would be deeply offensive if the PC police considered it worthwhile to do anything about.

    We let words mean too much - words with intent to offend are one thing, but with no intent can there rightfully be offense?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velo Gator View Post
    Nice way to get blog hits.
    Correct.

    Notice the OP buggered off after opening the thread with links to her site.
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    getting banned from trollheim. does that mean you win?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbro1986 View Post
    any publicity is good publicity....
    The Third Reich is lolzing in their graves at that one.

    One of my favorite stereotypes is that Germans are humorless. We can only hope that this offends people, making it even funnier.

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    I like your blog, "Bike Nazi" I took generically and didn't think much about it, just something you're adamant about, looking at your photo's maybe "Bike Diva".

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    Quote Originally Posted by david58 View Post
    We let words mean too much - words with intent to offend are one thing, but with no intent can there rightfully be offense?
    Yes.

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    We have not considered the possibility that she is actually a member of the American Nazi party. If that is the case the title of her blog is simply descriptive.
    Last edited by rjones28; 11-26-11 at 06:16 PM. Reason: typo
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    I think the blog name *will* offend some people. There are so many other choices that convey similar meaning, I see no reason to use "Nazi" as it has so much negative connotation. When you use the word Nazi I conjure up thoughts of Hitler, ovens, death camps and 6 million lost souls. Next is skin-heads. But I'm not offended. YMMV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kind of Blued View Post
    It's a niche blog about cycling, not a syndicated program with a public relations department, or a corporation gone public trying to please stockholders. I'm not knocking your advice, but I'd guess that the author is writing for himself, for the audience he wants (which may exclude those who are easily offended), and nobody else.
    I thought she said she would love to be as big as "Fat Cyclist"

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    Its not offensive to me at all.These days one can't even tell a joke without having someone throw the old politically correctness crap.
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    There is no way that it cannot be racist. It would be different if it was an established word that meant something before it was associated with the Nazi party. But it doesn't plain and simple. The word came into being strictly because of the Nazi party. Rationalize all you want, but would you name your blog Bike Murderer? I don't think so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seypat View Post
    There is no way that it cannot be racist. It would be different if it was an established word that meant something before it was associated with the Nazi party. But it doesn't plain and simple. The word came into being strictly because of the Nazi party. Rationalize all you want, but would you name your blog Bike Murderer? I don't think so.
    EEk! I better change my blog name to something better than "charliemansonbikes".
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdon View Post
    EEk! I better change my blog name to something better than "charliemansonbikes".
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdon View Post
    EEk! I better change my blog name to something better than "charliemansonbikes".
    Yeah, I believe I would stay away from that one as well! Especially if you have some of those "crazy eyes!"

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    not racist. Keep it. WTF can they do about it anyway? nothing, that's what.
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