Skip to comments.'Beaner's Coffee' goes PC to avoid Hispanic offense
Posted on 09/24/2007 8:43:05 AM PDT by stratboy
eaner's Coffee, the third-largest retail coffee chain in the Midwest, announced they will change the name of all 79 of their current stores to Biggby Coffee. The company said the reason for the change is because the current name is a disparaging term for Hispanics.
Until I ran across the story about the name change, I thought the moniker was in reference to the coffee beans through which the hot water is filtered. I feel so naïve now.
The announcement of the name change got me to looking around and evaluating who should be next. It's a surefire bet that the politically correct tone of our culture will increase in the coming years, so accusations of racism, sexism, weightism, heightism and ism-ism in the names of our businesses will increase as well. Even the most seemingly innocuous business name may someday be suspect.
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I just visited Michigan over the summer and enjoyed Beaner’s great coffee throughout the stay. I was wondering if they every got heat for that name...
Another Yuppie company following the P.C. manipulated liberal line...sigh..who really cares..? I don’t drink coffee, and if I did I wouldn’t give a crap about this company, nor would I go there!
and Carlos Mencia just shakes his head in bewilderment.
Better not drink your coffee black.
The oldest name for a Mexican is in the poem “Hell In Texas” 1830s by ANON.
Last verse is the first name.
HELL IN TEXAS 1830 ANON
Oh, the Devil in hell they say he was chained,
And there for a thousand years he remained;
He neither complained nor did he groan,
But decided he’d start up a hell of his own,
Where he could torment the souls of men
Without being shut in a prison pen;
So he asked the Lord if He had any sand
Left over from making this great land.
The Lord He said, “Yes, I have plenty on hand,
But it’s away down south on the Rio Grande,
And, to tell you the truth, the stuff is so poor
I doubt if ‘twill do for hell any more.”
The Devil went down and looked over the truck,
And he said if it came as a gift he was stuck,
For when he’d examined it carefully and well
He decided the place was too dry for a hell.
But the Lord just to get the stuff off His hands
He promised the Devil He’d water the land,
For he had some old water that was of no use,
A regular bog hole that stunk like the deuce.
So the grant it was made and the deed it was given;
The Lord He returned to His place up in heaven.
The Devil soon saw he had everything needed
To make up a hell and so he proceeded.
He scattered tarantulas over the roads,
Put thorns on the cactus and horns on the toads,
He sprinkled the sands with millions of ants
So the man that sits down must wear soles on his pants.
He lengthened the horns of the Texas steer,
And added an inch to the jack rabbit’s ear;
He put water puppies in all of the lakes,
And under the rocks he put rattlesnakes.
He hung thorns and brambles on all of the trees,
He mixed up the dust with jiggers and fleas;
The rattlesnake bites you, the scorpion stings,
The mosquito delights you by buzzing his wings.
The heat in the summer’s a hundred and ten,
Too hot for the Devil and too hot for men;
And all who remained in that climate soon bore
Cuts, bites, stings, and scratches, and blisters galore.
He quickened the buck of the bronco steed,
And poisoned the feet of the centipede;
The wild boar roams in the black chaparral
It’s a hell of a place that we’ve got for a hell.
He planted red pepper beside of the brooks;
The Mexicans use them in all that they cook.
Just dine with a Greaser and then you will shout,
“I’ve hell on the inside as well as the out! “
"Hey, man! I got a song just like that...but different.
Biggby Coffee - official coffee of your Washington Redskins! /s
I’m old enough to remember Sambos.
I’m Hispanic. Use the #@$%*& word! Who cares. Only thin-skinned people get offended. Pretty soon no one will be able to say anything.
About six months ago the name was to be changed to “Buku.” Blech. I guess that didn’t poll well so they changed it to Biggby, an equally awful name.
It’s too bad. I like Beaners a LOT better than Starbucks, and this racist-name-blame-game is just stupid.
Next thing you know they’ll give an automatic salmon gutter/canner an insensitive name.
You got a problem with thin skin people?! Dermist!
You don't have to be explicit if the connotations are that bad. Just a little hint will do, McGoo, LOL.
I guess Godfather's Pizza, Inc. will have to change its name now. Can't upseta da Eyetralian guys in da organization.
While I do drink a cup or two a day, I fail to understand the addiction to all these gourmet coffee joints like Starbucks. I never set foot into a Starbucks and never will.
I remember when five cents would get you a cup of coffee.
There are plenty of franchise coffee shops here in Bratislava. Fortunately, NO Star*ucks :)
It's a derogatory in reference to the fact that poor Mexicans eat a lot of beans. Another food-related Mexican derogatory is "taco-bender".
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