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Climbing gets PC 13-Aug-2020 At 4:47:05 PM Dr Nick
On 13-Aug-2020 gfdonc wrote:
>There was also an article in this month's Argus.
>I agree, the route names at Nowra are offensive. I understand the FA's
>are being asked to consider alternatives. I hope they do.

Already done & I believe changed on theCrag. There will be some leftovers, and goalposts will move as acceptable standards move, but I think the basic goal of remedying the worst names at Nowra is achieved.

It's worth thinking about this nationally, and it's going to be tricky if the routes are old enough that the FA has died, but I think most people recognise that what was considered "edgy and amusing" in the 70s, 80s and 90s really is basically just offensive. There will always be borderline cases, but if there's a reasonable number of people asking for a change I think most people will be amenable.

A related thing I saw today - the "mute" grab in skateboarding is being renamed because rather than a bunch of kids knowing it as "the move that quiet guy invented" a few well known "elder statesmen" actually spoke to that bloke and found he didn't speak much because he was deaf, so have decided to change the name to the "Weddle grab".

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