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Though it doesn’t mean that owner Dan Snyder will be forced to change the name of the Washington Redskins, Wednesday’s landmark ruling from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which has has canceled six registered trademarks, has found the name “disparaging” to Native Americans. And, given the prospect of the NFL losing profits on the team’s merchandise, it may be the most compelling reason yet for Snyder to change the name. Twitter is abuzz with the news, with half of the national trending topics devoted to Snyder and the Redskins. One of the hashtags, of course, seeks to come up with an alternate name for the team.
There are plenty of cynical suggestions:
I'm like 75% sure they're going to try to get away with Washington RDSKNS. #NewRedskinsName— Jeff Howe (@jeffunscripted) June 18, 2014
#NewRedskinsName Washington Natives. Same syllables for the fight song. Same logo.— Maria Lyon (@mlyon24) June 18, 2014
And ridiculous ones, too:
#NewRedskinsName The "Washington Lobbyists", after D.C's most numerous population segment.— EriStocrat (@EriSt0crat) June 18, 2014
All jokes aside, though, if there were ever a time to hope for the name to change, it’s now.
Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.More Prachi Gupta.
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World's best pie apple. Essential for Tarte Tatin. Has five prominent ribs.
So pretty. So early. So ephemeral. Tastes like strawberry candy (slightly).
My personal fave. Ultra-crisp. Graham cracker flavor. Should be famous. Isn't.
High flavored with notes of blood orange and allspice. Very rare.
Jefferson's favorite. The best all-purpose American apple.
New Hampshire's native son has a grizzled appearance and a strangely addictive curry flavor. Very, very rare.
Makes the best hard cider in America. Soon to be famous.
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Ben Franklin's favorite. Queen Victoria's favorite. Only apple native to NYC.
Really does taste like pineapple.