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NYT: Cleveland’s Baseball Team Will Drop Its Indians Team Name. Guardians beats out Spiders and Steamers as new name.


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Following years of protests from fans and Native American groups, the Cleveland Indians have decided to change their team name, moving away from a moniker that has long been criticized as racist, three people familiar with the decision said Sunday.

 

The move follows a decision by the Washington Football Team of the N.F.L. in July to stop using a name long considered a racial slur, and is part of a larger national conversation about race that magnified this year amid protests of systemic racism and police violence.

 

Cleveland could announce its plans as soon as this week, according to the three people, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.

 

It is not immediately clear what Cleveland’s exact steps will be beyond dropping the Indians name. The transition to a new name involves many logistical considerations, including work with uniform manufacturers and companies that produce other team equipment and stadium signage.

 

One of the people said Cleveland planned to keep the Indians name and uniforms for the 2021 season while working to shift away from it as early as 2022.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/13/sports/baseball/cleveland-indians-baseball-name-change.html?smid=tw-share

 

 

 

Can't wait for that sweet Cleveland Baseball Team merch.

 

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10 hours ago, PokerPacker said:

I'm offended by the pronunciation of 'Celtics'. 

 

According to this, it's a correct variation.


https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/why-is-celtic-pronounced-two-ways-keltic-or-seltic#

 

 

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S- vs K- Sound

Another influence on pronouncing Celt and Celtic with a soft 'c' is English's phonetic rule for 'c' when followed by 'e' (or 'i,' as in circus or Cicero), which says that, in such cases, the 'c' is usually pronounced as \s\. Think cell, cereal, ceiling, and dance. Nevertheless, English speakers, especially those who wanted to sound knowledgeable about things Celtic, grew to prefer the hard 'c' pronunciation, which harkened back to the words' ancient roots. From the 18th century onward, more and more people began sounding the words with an initial \k\. By the mid-20th century, \k\ became the norm, which is fitting since the pronunciation is in line with that of the Celtic family of languages that include Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Welsh, Breton, and the now-extinct (or, depending on who you talk to, nearly extinct) languages Manx and Cornish. Apparently, people appreciated the ethnic pronunciation.

 

This shift in the pronunciation of Celt is fully evinced when comparing H. W. Fowler's 1926 Dictionary of Modern English with Robert Burchfield's 1996 revised edition. Here's what Fowler had to say about Celt(ic): "The spelling C-, & the pronunciation s-, are the established ones, & no useful purpose seems to be served by the substitution of k-." Decades later, Burchfield observes a different trend: "Except for the football club Celtic (in Glasgow), which is pronounced [SEL-tik], both Celt and Celtic are pronounced with initial \k\ in standard English." Burchfield is referring to the Scottish Celtic Football Club, founded in 1887. In America, there is basketball's Boston Celtics, founded in 1946, whose name is also pronounced with an initial \s\.

 

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11 hours ago, BleedBNG said:

 

Or the Cleveland Baseball Team

Suuuure and people can refer to them as CBT and have a Dominatrix for a mascot....

 

....for all that are reading this post and saying " wtf is this lunatic saying?!?"

 

Google CBT and figure it out...just i would highly recommend you not do it at work...or let your significant other see...lest she think you are into that...

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27 minutes ago, Xameil said:

Suuuure and people can refer to them as CBT and have a Dominatrix for a mascot....

 

....for all that are reading this post and saying " wtf is this lunatic saying?!?"

 

Google CBT and figure it out...just i would highly recommend you not do it at work...or let your significant other see...lest she think you are into that...

 

"I swear babe ... I was just searching for Computer-Based Training ... for work."

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Owner Paul Dolan says Cleveland Indians to keep name through 2021 season

 

The Cleveland Indians are changing their name -- they just don't know to what or when.

 

Expressing that "it's time," owner Paul Dolan said that after months of internal discussions and meetings with groups, including Native Americans who have sought to have the team stop using a moniker many deem racist, the American League franchise is dropping the name it has been known by since 1915.

 

In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press on Monday, Dolan said: "The name is no longer acceptable in our world."

 

Dolan said the team will continue to be called the Indians until a new name is chosen.

 

That "multistage" process is in its early stages, and the team will play -- and be branded -- as the Indians at least through next season.

 

"We'll be the Indians in 2021, and then after that, it's a difficult and complex process to identify a new name and do all the things you do around activating that name," Dolan said. "We are going to work at as quick a pace as we can while doing it right.

 

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