January 13, 2016


In what many are panning as ludicrous, the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) has come out with a list of words/chants/actions that they have decided are both offensive and disrespectful to other students, players, and officials during athletic events.

Here are just a few of my favorites … but will give you the link so you can chose your own top five.

  1. Singing the song “Na-Na-Na-Na/Na-Na-Na-Na/Hey-hey/Goodbye.”
  2. “Booing of any kind” (keep in mind, this is at sporting events).
  3. “Push it, push it, push it” (someone better notify Salt-N-Pepa).
  4. Waving arms or making movements or sudden noises in an attempt to distract an opponent” (Yes, you read that correctly; The Wave = Bad).
  5. Chanting “U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A.”

Still, though, it sort of makes sense; as Obama noted in his State of the Union last night, America has solved all of its other problems, so we can finally begin the precision fine-tuning of language to avoid hurt feelings, micro-aggressions, and even micro-micro-aggressions. Which edition of the Newspeak Dictionary are we on these days?

(H/T: James Lileks.)

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