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Thu Jun 4, 2020, 09:32 AM

Time to change the name of The "White"House

The adjective to describe a most visible structure in our country is unfortunate at best. I personally found it ironic and satisfyingly amusing when the first black man moved in. His family may be the greatest to ever reside there and care for it.

What’s a good name?
Possibly:

The People’s House
President’s Mansion (after most states gov mansion)

IDK... but it shouldn’t be the “white” house any longer in my opinion!

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Reply Time to change the name of The "White"House (Original post)
Wawannabe Jun 2020 OP
JHB Jun 2020 #1
Wawannabe Jun 2020 #3
JHB Jun 2020 #7
Wawannabe Jun 2020 #10
safeinOhio Jun 2020 #2
MineralMan Jun 2020 #4
wendyb-NC Jun 2020 #5
orwell Jun 2020 #6
FakeNoose Jun 2020 #8
Wawannabe Jun 2020 #11
yonder Jun 2020 #9
Miguelito Loveless Jun 2020 #12

Response to Wawannabe (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 09:34 AM

1. Right now, what fits is

The Chicken Coup

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Response to JHB (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 09:37 AM

3. Love it!




But I am serious about the name change. Get your sarcasm all the way ...but do you have an opinion on changing it?

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Response to Wawannabe (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 09:56 AM

7. Both of your suggestions are already names for it.

The name "White House" came about because of appearance. It wasn't a "show'em who's boss" measure like putting Confederate symbology on state flags, or sticking "under God" into the previously secular Pledge of Allegiance.

I don't think the name needs to be changed.

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Response to JHB (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 10:16 AM

10. I did read the Wiki

After I posted to remind myself how became white house. I didn’t remember the Presidents mansion part but sort of remembered the painting part.

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Response to Wawannabe (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 09:35 AM

2. Nov. 3, lets paint it

BLUE.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 09:40 AM

4. Rainbow colors.

That's how we should paint it.

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Response to Wawannabe (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 09:41 AM

5. How about the Out house?

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Response to Wawannabe (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 09:44 AM

6. Home for the Criminally Insane? n/m

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Response to Wawannabe (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 09:58 AM

8. I would rather it be called the Executive Residence

... or something equally generic.

The problem with "white," "black," or "blue" or any other color name is that political and cultural meaning has been attached to the color. It would be better if these nuances were not carried over to the governmental building names.


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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 10:19 AM

11. This is very generic and suits my taste as well!

And as others are pointing out. Right now it’s basically the joke shithouse. Ugh!

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Response to Wawannabe (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 10:04 AM

9. House of Cards

Until November

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Response to Wawannabe (Original post)

Thu Jun 4, 2020, 10:41 AM

12. The Fuhrer Bunker

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