FISHTAIL, Mont. -- We don't ordinarily think of names of food setting bad examples for our children, but according to the National Food Messaging Foundation (NFMF), they do. NFMF Director Penelope Bainbridge explained, "These food names have become so accepted in the American consciousness and throughout our society and even the world, that we don't think twice about them, but we should, because children are impressionable, words have meanings, and children tend to take these meanings literally." To bring these offending food names to light, the NFMF has released the first of what it sees as being an annual offering -- its Top Ten Offensive Food Names. The list, along with NFMF comments, includes:
Bainbridge added that FNMF's recommendations for the name changes will be forwarded to Congress immediately. "And then we'll get back to work on our other major project for the year - a list of the names of sports that send children the wrong message. Number one on the list -- soccer. Think about it -- 'Sock Her.' Why you would want a sport's name to promote violence against women is beyond me! And don't even get my started on Badminton and Squash."
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