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05-29-2014, 11:52 AM
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we need a shorter nickname than blueshirts

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To me it's a derogatory term. I root for the Rangers and not a dirty old piece of cloth or the other slang meaning.

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we need a shorter nickname than blueshirts
The BS?

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05-29-2014, 11:59 AM
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Maybe the "ladz"

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we need a shorter nickname than blueshirts
NYR thats what i normally try to use

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05-29-2014, 12:06 PM
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Rags probably started because saying Rans would be even more stupid.

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05-29-2014, 12:13 PM
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I've corrected people in real life who have used Rags merely as a short-hand, unaware that it comes with a negative connotation.
It definitely was created with a woman's menstrual cycle in mind. That's the only logical explanation why this slur would persist.

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05-29-2014, 12:31 PM
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It definitely was created with a woman's menstrual cycle in mind. That's the only logical explanation why this slur would persist.
Not everybody knows the saying "being on the rag", so if it's not that then people just use it to mean a tattered rag. Either way it's trying to take a shot at the team & fanbase

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05-29-2014, 12:35 PM
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Call us what you want. I don't give a ****.

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05-29-2014, 12:43 PM
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Doesn't bother me at all. I understand why other people use it, whether it be derogatory or to shorten the name.

I would prefer we get rid of the "Potvin Sucks" chant first.

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05-29-2014, 12:56 PM
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I would prefer we get rid of the "Potvin Sucks" chant first.
I usually just insert <away team name> instead of potvin every time that gets going

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05-29-2014, 01:13 PM
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Maybe the "ladz"
Nah, they only use that term in the UK. I take it from the St. George's cross on your avatar you're from England?

We typically say "boys" over here.

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05-29-2014, 01:53 PM
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If I report every time Rag is used on the main board will it be removed?
usually it'll be removed, but it's a waste of time because somebody else will say it 5 posts later. we're the entitled bad guys on hf.


rags doesn't bother me at all...

bothers me when people defend montreal by saying every team dives after that game 4 broadway performance--

--and the stubborn habs fans that still say kreider intentionally ran price piss me off more than anything this series.

as a whole the habs fans haven't been horrible though. it's like the same 3-5 posters that realize they're going to lose and want to cling to something as an excuse for their terrible play and our better play in games 1-4.

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05-29-2014, 02:04 PM
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we need a shorter nickname than blueshirts
It was the "Blues" until expansion.

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05-29-2014, 02:26 PM
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personally, i couldn't care less.

rise above, my friends. rise above.

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05-29-2014, 03:00 PM
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Did not used to care honestly, but the more I've seen it used, and the way it's been used, has begun to annoy the hell out of me.

It had been explained to me that the term originated from a part of the fan base that worked in the garment district, were very loyal and attended many games together.

The way I've seen it used by members of other fan bases is most certainly derogatory...so yeah I hate it. Blueshirts, Rangers....even Rongos is way more preferable.

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05-29-2014, 03:34 PM
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I don't like this team being known to by a name that implies at best tattered cloth used to wash dishes or at worst a menstrual response device.

Just because people throw the name around, and don't know the words origins, doesn't mean its nice.

Although this following point is on a greater scale, go to a reservation in Maryland or Delaware, and ask them for their opinion on the Redskins.

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05-29-2014, 03:38 PM
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Nah, they only use that term in the UK. I take it from the St. George's cross on your avatar you're from England?

We typically say "boys" over here.
Yeah from The north east of England, maybe "carcillos boys" could work?

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05-29-2014, 04:01 PM
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Not sure, never really thought about it. I mean when you think about it, what the hell is a Ranger? I can't do this... I lost enough of my childhood trying to figure out what a Met and Knick were
The nickname of George Lewis aka Tex Rickard (Tex's Rangers). Who was the founder of the New York Rangers.

He was awarded an NHL franchise in 1926.

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05-29-2014, 04:02 PM
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Why should we be so sensitive to this small form of smack talk?

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05-29-2014, 04:03 PM
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The nickname of George Lewis aka Tex Rickard (Tex's Rangers). Who was the founder of the New York Rangers.

He was awarded an NHL franchise in 1926.
Ironically enough, it was Tex who named the Canadiens the "Habs"

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05-29-2014, 04:06 PM
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Most people don't know "Rags" is derogatory. They say it in the same way people would say "Pens" or "Caps" and whatnot. That's why it's allowed on any forum but this one. "Rag$" is trolling and is always handled with on the Main Board and also here.

This has been discussed numerous times between moderators and "Rags" should not result in any moderation on the Main Board or on any neutral forum, so please stop reporting it unless it's on this forum.

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