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  • Does this offend you?

    I recently came across a horse advertised for sale called "Not See"

    I simply cannot fathom this name being broadcast at a show and not giving off the wrong idea. Am I being hypersensitive?
  • Original Poster

    I recently came across a horse advertised for sale called "Not See"

    I simply cannot fathom this name being broadcast at a show and not giving off the wrong idea. Am I being hypersensitive?


    • #3
      Maybe I'm slow but what is wrong with it?

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      • Original Poster

        To me, it sounds like "Nazi"


        • #5
          not see = nazi ?

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          • #6
            I think someone has too much time on their hands.
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            • #7
              I think I'd be working really hard at being offended.

              It's easier to ignore someones misplaced attempt at humor than to get your undies in a bundle over that.

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              -Lord Byron
              "If you would have only one day to live, you should spend at least half of it in the saddle."


              • #8
                <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by starboard:
                Am I being hypersensitive?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


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                • #9
                  There have been several horses on the show circuits with names like "Sight Unseen," "Made to be Scene," etc. Maybe this one was related to one of those horses?

                  Or, when I first saw it, I assumed that it was some sort inside SALE-related joke (like maybe someone went looking for a horse, and found this one by accident -- it's NOT the one they went to see, but the one that was NOT the one to see?)

                  Even if it was meant to sound like NAZI, that group DID exist and they WERE around. It's a part of world history.

                  Likewise, lots of names like "Kahn" are given to horses these days. Genghis Kahn killed thousands upon thousands of peasants, yet no one takes offense to the name "Kahn" for a horse -- in fact, that name is now associated with POWER, not killing. ....

                  Maybe it's just a matter of time .....

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                  • #10
                    Not offensive to me. Ingenious, actually.

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                    If riding were all blue ribbons and bright lights, I would have quit long ago.
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                    • Original Poster

                      <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ESG:
                      I think someone has too much time on their hands. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
                      says she who loves to blather.

                      Simple question, If you dont want to answer, dont.
                      To those of you who have answered without being ESGish
                      thank you


                      • #12
                        I'm with Starboard. I find it offensive. If I bought it that'd be the quickest name change EVER filed.


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                        • Original Poster

                          So Magnum, are you saying that is it ok to name a horse "nazi"?

                          I'm apt to be hypersensitive however, as a spectator, I would not know that an announcer was saying "Not See" or "Nazi"

                          Just sayin


                          • #14
                            Dunno if it offends me, but it's DUMB (I hate word play horse names, boat names, etc.) and it might very well offend somebody...why would you want to name a horse something like that??

                            And I don't buy the "Kahn" analogy...maybe the passage of time IS important, but would anyone name their horse HITLER? The name "Kahn" or "Khan" is extremely common.

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                            • #15
                              I agree that if the announcer were to say "Not See" over the loud speaker, I would be unable to distinguish it from "Nazi."

                              That, I might find a little bit offensive...Actually, I think I would think it was one of the stupidest things I've heard in a long time. What would be the point of naming the horse Nazi?

                              Anyway, seeing it on here, written out, it doesn't offend me but it is a stupid name. And yea, nazis happened, but I wouldn't condone it by naming something that- just as you wouldn't body clip a swastika onto your horse's rump. (Well, I wouldn't )

                              It is so easy, in the presence of horses, to appear foolish or incompetent.


                              • #16
                                Since Seinfeld did the Soup Nazi thing.. I think the word Nazi sometimes has lost the original horrendous meaning and might mean "super strict, unbending, unyielding, mean person" in the mind's of some people, depending on context.

                                This name doesn't offend me, but I find it tasteless, and like War Admiral, I'd be changing it fast.


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                                • #17
                                  it is "offensive," in the way that like nicole richie is offensive, but it's not up-in-arms offensive. I decided that the local show scene was never to be repeated, ever, even for practice, when i competed in a schooling jumper division against a horse called "Hot Sex." Why people name their horses things like that is just too stupid to worry about. Horse people are weird. So obviously this horse's owner is an odd duck. so are a lot of people. shake your head and move on.

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                                  Um, I don\'t spell check. Deal with it.


                                  • #18
                                    The horses name IS NOT Nazi ..it is NOT SEE. Could we all please jump off the PC bandwagon and get a life?


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                                    • #19
                                      I don't find it offensive, although I'm certain that some Eurpoeans would (like my German MIA for instance...she somehow feels that people in America connect NAZI's with all Germans). It was a misguided political party; not a derogatory slang term. It would be no different than naming a horse "Marxist" or "Communist". Perhaps not the best political or historical affiliations, but it IS just a name. It all depends on the way it's used...just like everything else. JMHO...I will not argue the point for those that don't agree.


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                                      • #20
                                        Kind of like some cliques on this BB

                                        "Helmet nazis"
                                        "Hairnet nazis"

                                        It is so easy, in the presence of horses, to appear foolish or incompetent.