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    In general the most uproar over school mascots has been in reference to American Indian references. That isn't the situation in this case: Now we are entering an entirely new realm of issues with school mascots.


    Utah School Rejects ‘Cougar’ Mascot to Avoid Offending Older Women


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    Quote Originally Posted by armyda View Post
    In general the most uproar over school mascots has been in reference to American Indian references. That isn't the situation in this case: Now we are entering an entirely new realm of issues with school mascots.


    Utah School Rejects ‘Cougar’ Mascot to Avoid Offending Older Women


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    My opinion is bull(you know what).
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    Quote Originally Posted by armyda View Post
    In general the most uproar over school mascots has been in reference to American Indian references. That isn't the situation in this case: Now we are entering an entirely new realm of issues with school mascots.


    Utah School Rejects ‘Cougar’ Mascot to Avoid Offending Older Women


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    How in the Sam Hill do these imbeciles get elected to School boards in the first place?
    The dumbing down of America is alive and well, through actions such as this.
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    Cougar is a compliment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuciusBeebe View Post
    Cougar is a compliment.
    "The board feared offending older women"
    I say they need a reality check!
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    My opinion ... pure silliness. Can't speak for all older women, but for myself there sure would be no offense taken.
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    Why didn't I notice...

    The key word in the story is "Utah".

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    I don't think anyone would make that connection with Cougar, especially if the mascot was shown to be a big cat. Now, if their symbol was an old lady, and the mascot running around the field was an old lady, some might take offense...though that would just be sillieness that no school would run with. This is another example of people trying to be overly politically correct. Cougar, actually, is more of a teenage term... most adult don't use that term or make that connection. In common every day speech, if you use the word cougar, people will connect it with the big cat...not women.

    I tried to look up who the school board for this school are...couldn't find anything. ARe they all young people or perhaps all women? That might explain the problem if that is the case.

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    The term is sexually charged, so that's the most likely reason that Utah is going after it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuciusBeebe View Post
    The term is sexually charged, so that's the most likely reason that Utah is going after it.
    It's only sexually charged in some circles. I don't believe most American's think of "cougar" in a sexual way. If you asked most Americans what a cougar was they'd say it was a big cat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Common-Tater View Post
    It's only sexually charged in some circles. I don't believe most American's think of "cougar" in a sexual way. If you asked most Americans what a cougar was they'd say it was a big cat.
    Newt called his ex-wife a Jaguar? Wonder if he meant Cougar and got his cats mixed up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HoosierHelen View Post
    Newt called his ex-wife a Jaguar? Wonder if he meant Cougar and got his cats mixed up?
    He was probably referring to her meanness...not her age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuciusBeebe View Post
    The term is sexually charged, so that's the most likely reason that Utah is going after it.
    To be specific,it's the school board in Draper, Utah.

    I wonder what the BYU alumni are thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuciusBeebe View Post
    The term is sexually charged, so that's the most likely reason that Utah is going after it.
    Wonder if there are any high schools with Trojans as the mascot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by james_t View Post
    Wonder if there are any high schools with Trojans as the mascot.
    I found that the Principal, a woman (and very outspoken), was agaisnt the name, Cougars. The board is made up of 1 woman and 5 men.

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    Quote Originally Posted by james_t View Post
    Wonder if there are any high schools with Trojans as the mascot.
    USC hasn't changed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by james_t View Post
    Wonder if there are any high schools with Trojans as the mascot.
    I can visualize two images for a trojan so I'm not sure which one you are talking about, however, there are 12 Indiana high schools with the nickname of Trojan. There are also 47 schools with nicknames associated with Indians, 12 cougars and 1 kougar, 6 with the devil as part of their name, 5 more with a religious connotation, but there is only Jug Rox from Shoals Indiana and curiosity is getting the best of me and I've got to look that one up. Looks like the PCers could have a field day just with Indiana High Schools.

    http://www.ihsaa.org/dnn/Schools/Nic...5/Default.aspx

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    Always liked this one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by james_t View Post
    Wonder if there are any high schools with Trojans as the mascot.
    Probably not any Catholic schools.
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