Attention Midshipmenpersons!

Ignoring the fact that this is historically how Indians cleverly concealed their true numbers from their enemies guests while they were attacking serving them dinner, someone at Annapolis is Officially Offended

An official at the U.S. Naval Academy strongly is urging officers to no longer refer to the exercise “Indian runs” as such in order not to offend Native Americans, according to a series of emails sent from the academy’s equal opportunity adviser and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

Master Chief Christopher Gary informed all officers at the USNA complex in a May 14 email slugged, “Seriously Folks—This is Stereotyping,” that it is not appropriate to use the term “Indian run” in reference to the jogging exercise in which midshipmen run single file, and the man in the rear of the line sprints to the front, a process which is then repeated.

…Earlier today, Gary sent out another email apologizing for his use of the term “leap frogs”—a term that he speculates could be seen as offensive to the French.

“It was brought to my attention this morning that the term ‘frog’ was used as a slur to refer to Franco-Americans,” he wrote. “There is ample information to support this concern. Under the list of alternatives I offered for ‘Indian Runs’, please strike from the list ‘Leap Frogs.’”

Mind you, this from a guy who works at a place where they have things that are long and round and full of seamen.*

*They’re called submarines, you filthy-minded beasts.

12 Responses to “Attention Midshipmenpersons!”

  1. JeffS says:

    That Master Chief needs to find a real job after untwisting his knickers. Maybe he can find a slot in the Mongolian Navy.

  2. Ebola says:

    In First Term Airman Class they actually told me I couldn’t say flip flops or flip chart as a military member, because it was offensive to Filipinos. I asked them if they wanted me to call a backflip a back-mid-air-360-turn-along-the-lateral-axis. They were not amused. Nor did they answer…

  3. Gunslinger says:

    My question is whether or not this Master Chief Christopher Gary is, in fact, Indian or French? If not (which I suspect is the case) where does he or any other lily white liberal get this notion that they are some official spokesman of aggrieved minorities?

  4. Gary from Jersey says:

    What, somebody pulled the chief’s testosterone plug? We’ll weep for ya, moron.

  5. MarkJ says:

    Somebody needs to fire Christopher Gary’s PC ass and send him on a very long Med cruise.

  6. Mr. Bingley says:

    “a slur to refer to Franco-Americans”

    Chef Boyardee was not available for comment.

  7. aelfheld says:

    Neither a bang nor a whimper but rather an extended whine.

  8. major dad says:

    W.T.F.? It’s called an Indian run because that’s how some tribes ran to cover long distances quickly. I’d like to see what the MC says about using a jig for fishing or forming metal. This guy has had one too many EEO classes.

  9. nightfly says:

    Wait until he finds out what cigarettes are called in England. “Everybody who smokes in England is homophobic!!one!!two!”

  10. Dave E. says:

    Okay, SEALS obviously excepted, a US sailor sprinting? I’ll believe that when I see it. What was it, a two man line? 😉

  11. aelfheld says:

    Surprised he didn’t go after ‘chow line’ – might offend certain Canivores in Chief.

  12. Kathy Kinsley says:

    “long and round and full of seamen”

    Anyone here a member of the Ancient Order of Turtles? 😀

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