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#1 Sep 19, 2010
I am totally in favor of people supporting Breast Cancer and the "pink" color that everyone associates with Breast Cancer. The only thing is that they do it so well that everyone thinks that Breast Cancer is the "only" Cancer out there. Well, I am battling Cancer right now. It is not Breast Cancer, it is Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Cancer and the "color" for it is Lime Green. Every type of Cancer is equally as important and there is a color for each and every kind of Cancer; a whole rainbow of colors. And I for one, even though I support Breast Cancer Research, don't want to walk around with my “bald head” wearing something pink depicting Breast Cancer when I have Lymphoma and my color is Lime Green. I just want stores, distributors, buyers and the general public to be more aware that there are more Cancers than just Breast Cancer. Maybe then they could sell or advertise all colors or possibly use the universal color of "lavender", or make some things with ALL the Ribbons. I have gotten some t-shirts and other items from the internet from a company called Chose Hope in Sun Prairie, WI. My intent is NOT to make Breast Cancer less important, but I would like "other" cancers to be brought to the foreground as well. Please remember ALL of us who are battling this very ugly disease. Thanks :)
#2 Oct 2, 2010
There is a trend slowly sweeping Wisconsin that I am trying to prevent. It is the media's reference to Packer related nouns incorrectly. The majority of media personnel refer to a Packer game as a "Packers game", Packer fans as "Packers fans", a Packer victory as a "Packers victory"...
I think this started as "foreign" media personnel began infiltrating the Wisconsin media market. Most notably Cincinnati native Bill Michaels and New Englander/Chicagoan Wayne Laravee. Both have prominent broadcasting duties with the Packers, and are polluting the airwaves with incorrect references to the Pack. You can be Jim Irwin never called us "Packers fans". REAL Wisconsinites, who are Packer fans, buy tickets to the Packer game and hope to see a Packer victory. Ask any Wisconsin native over 20 years old. I saw an episode of The Bob Newhart Show the other day and Bob said he was going to watch the Packer-Bear game on television. So the correct adjective use, at one time, extended beyond Wisconsin.
Every time I hear "Packers fan" I scream at the television or radio. Do we buy "autos insurance" for our cars? Do you put your pencils in a "pencils box"? Do you have a "shoes shine kit"?
My mission in life has become to get people in this state to use the correct Packer adjective in language. If the people in Minnesota want to buy Vikings tickets, let 'em.
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