Big objection to small pickle's name leads to change

  • Article by: Mike Hughlett , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 21, 2013 - 12:08 AM

 

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kdawg1959Feb. 20, 1310:23 PM

Midget has always meant smaller than usual. Call me fat and I should sue, because why?? It is demeaning, it is an attack?? I'm a midget should be changed to that, "I am a vertically challenged person who happens to be over weight according to the government agency that states I am not a midget, but a vertically challenged person with a weight and height challenge that needs to be addressed to fit into the government parameters of STUPID!

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tsblodFeb. 20, 1310:24 PM

Minnesota nice!

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kilofoxFeb. 20, 1310:31 PM

Is there anything that is not offensive to somebody.

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bythebeachFeb. 20, 1310:36 PM

I checked the dictionary and the first definition of midget is something that is much smaller than usual. Gotta say, when I buy midget pickles I'm not picturing little people. So when is someone going to complain about the baby pickles - don't want to eat babies do we? What about midget horses - do we have to call them little horses now?

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cepeda22Feb. 20, 1310:37 PM

Im not into the whole midget/little person debate. Thats not for me. But as a parent of a child with a rare brain disease, I totally get wanting to protect your child from something hurtful. I get that. http://www.jhu.edu/jhumag/0499web/ortho.html To the mother: Your daughter can do anything she puts her mind to. Sky is the limit.

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cbrown1991Feb. 20, 1310:40 PM

This is ridiculous.

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yardboyFeb. 20, 1310:40 PM

The story line is a bit strange, but good for Gedney for their willingness to change the name. But I have to say, some people need to get a job or something so they don’t have so much time on their hands looking for such minor things to be offended by. My goodness are we totally a country of victims???

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brianjapanFeb. 20, 1310:41 PM

Unbelievable. What kind of world do we live in anyway? Sensitivity rules.

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sharkysharkFeb. 20, 1310:42 PM

Pickles aren't people. Midget is a completely appropriate name. I doubt they would mind.

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adctelFeb. 20, 1310:43 PM

Sponsored by the Society to Ban Synonyms.

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