Re: The Little Engine that Could (was Re: Scorned Feminists)

Subject: Re: The Little Engine that Could (was Re: Scorned Feminists)
From: John Hedtke <jhedtke -at- OZ -dot- NET>
Date: Sat, 23 Mar 1996 19:18:11 GMT

John Posada <jposada -at- notes -dot- cc -dot- bellcore -dot- com> wrote:

>The thread on the little engine that could reminds me of another
>children's story that is lost forever to Political Correctness. Does
>anyone on the group remember "Little Black Sambo"?

>Yes

>Does anyone remember the pancake house chain of restaurants based on the story?

>Yes. PC had nothing to do with it. The name changed more than 20 years ago,
>before PC even existed. It was changed due to racial conotations. Most people
>that saw the name of the chain hadn't even heard of the story, so its true
>meaning was lost on them.

Side question: I thought that Sambo's went out of business, actually,
rather than changing their name. Is my recollection false? What did
they change their name to?

Yours Truly,

John Hedtke


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