I do like the Safety Cop title. "Alright, you in A Stock, you is
offendin' the speed limit!!"
Personally, Hilter's SS soldiers come to mind when the term Nazi is
used. Or view it in the terms of a movie like "Schindler's List".
A few people have e-mailed privately that they don't remember any
racist posts, until I pointed out a specific thread within the past
month, and they concurred with perception.
Talk amongst yourselves until I get back from work at 11:30, or e-mail
me at the work domain (GWNS). I won't be able to respond to the list,
but the sender can regurgate my noise to Teamdotnet.
From: Rocky Entriken <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Paul Foster <email@example.com>; Matt Murray <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: team.net <email@example.com>
Date: Tuesday, August 31, 1999 1:55 PM
Subject: Re: Safety Steward Nick Name
>I, too, wondered why the term safety nazi would be offensive. I've
>many times as a poke-in-fun at the "cop" (which a safety steward
>must be in a sense), especially for the overzealous one.
>Then it hit me ... what if the safety steward himself was Jewish? Now
>suddenly it is heard with a much darker meaning, quite unintended but
>I'm sure the genesis has to do with such innocuous things as the term
>nazi" on "Seinfeld" -- how ridiculous a pairing of words, which of
>was the comedic point.
>I tend to dislike all this PC crap ... titling someone "chairman" is
>IMHO demeaning to women ... but when you get to something
>racially/politically/religiously sensitive, there really is no need
>needless emotional injury.
>I've used the term, meaning nothing more than jest or wisecrack. I
>can succeed in avodiding it in the future.