So you are upset that someone was offended by your use of a moniker associated with 20th Century war criminals?
Get over it.
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I assumed this was going to be another Pcad post for all his references to "road nazis".
Nazi these days, for the most part, is nothing more than a synonym for extremist.
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.
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.
Nice way to get blog hits.
any publicity is good publicity....
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?
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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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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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.
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.
not racist. Keep it. WTF can they do about it anyway? nothing, that's what.
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