Re: [hockhist] The Invisible Minority - Hershey
- I don't under stand how someone can read "homosexual innuendoes" out of the
Hershey Bears. The city is named after a well-respected businessman. Please,
take some time to learn about him and the city.
From: S.D. Rhodes <rhodent@...>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Wednesday, January 03, 2001 10:56 PM
Subject: Re: [hockhist] The Invisible Minority
>>How about, what's the best gay sounding team nickname? Hamilton Fincups?
>>Sarnia Sailors? Erie G. Blades? There's been many teams called the
>>'Kings'. Any ever called the 'Queens'? I'll stop there at the risk of
>For the most part I'm going to stay out of this one...I've caused
>enough trouble. I will briefly mention that "Hershey Bears" is a
>double-whammy in terms of homosexual innuendo, and state that the
>gayest-sounding nickname I've ever come across was the International
>Hockey League's Peoria Prancers.
>I've wondered for quite some time just what the origin of the name
>"Peoria Prancers" was. I've heard an explanation that it was chosen in
>a "name the team" contest after having been submitted by a small child,
>but I have to question that -- I frankly can't see how it could have
>won unless the winner was chosen at random, and I can't believe a team
>would do that. But it is a very...er, unusual name (dare I say
>"odd"?), and there has to be an interesting story behind it. I don't
>suppose anyone here has heard the origin of that name, have they?
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> I don't under stand how someone can read "homosexualNo, what he may have meant is that "Hershey Bears" may
> innuendoes" out of the
> Hershey Bears.
have a different meaning (and nothing to do with
hockey) in "gay-slag".
Likewise, my English cousin got a laugh here while
visiting in Canada whenever he saw manly man Coors
Beer adverts with their "Silver Bullet" motto...
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> I don't under stand how someone can read "homosexual innuendoes" out ofthe
> Hershey Bears. The city is named after a well-respected businessman.Please,
> take some time to learn about him and the city.I have suspended three list members for wanting to continue this thread.
Please, drop it.