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I see that the Dixie Chicks have officially changed their band name to The Chicks.

I have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, I think it’s as stupid and cowardly as most “woke” nonsense.

On the other hand, if it means that calling girls “chicks” is back in fashion, I’m totally down with that. Perhaps, if we’re lucky, “birds” and “dames” will make a comeback as well.

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  1. Arahant Member

    Henry Racette: Perhaps, if we’re lucky, “birds” and “dames” will make a comeback as well.

    Did those terms ever go out of fashion?

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    • June 27, 2020, at 1:46 PM PDT
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  2. Henry Racette Contributor
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    Arahant (View Comment):

    Henry Racette: Perhaps, if we’re lucky, “birds” and “dames” will make a comeback as well.

    Did those terms ever go out of fashion?

    Not in my household, no. But my kids tell me that, more often than I’d like to believe, I do not have my finger firmly on the pulse of popular culture.

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    • June 27, 2020, at 1:49 PM PDT
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  3. Randy Webster Member

    I guess “broads” is out of the question.

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    • June 27, 2020, at 1:49 PM PDT
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  4. Hoyacon Member

    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    I guess “broads” is out of the question.

    Permissible only if you’re Frank Sinatra.

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    • June 27, 2020, at 1:50 PM PDT
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  5. Hoyacon Member

    Is this one of those “hey, look at us, we’re still around” things?

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    • June 27, 2020, at 1:53 PM PDT
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  6. Charlotte Member
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    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    I guess “broads” is out of the question.

    I was on an all-female trivia quiz team in college, competing against mostly-male teams. Our team name was The Dumb Broads.

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    • June 27, 2020, at 1:53 PM PDT
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  7. Hoyacon Member

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Henry Racette: Perhaps, if we’re lucky, “birds” and “dames” will make a comeback as well.

    Did those terms ever go out of fashion?

    Michael Caine in Alfie owns “birds” for all time. No one says it better than he does.

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    • June 27, 2020, at 1:59 PM PDT
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  8. She Reagan
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Is this one those “hey, look at us, we’re still around” things?

    I expect so.

    OTOH, perhaps it will start a trend. Coming soon, to a store near you, “Just Plain Cups.” And coming soon, in some areas of the country, the store itself, “Winn.”

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    • June 27, 2020, at 1:59 PM PDT
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  9. Arvo Coolidge

    I’m concerned. Mrs Arvo is Dixie.

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    • June 27, 2020, at 2:00 PM PDT
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  10. Kozak Member
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    Way too old to be The Chicks.

    Maybe “The Dried Up Old Hens”.

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    • June 27, 2020, at 2:01 PM PDT
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  11. Randy Webster Member

    I had a lapse. I should have said “I guess ‘broads’ is right out.”

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    • June 27, 2020, at 2:10 PM PDT
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  12. Stad Thatcher

    I’m not sure they were ever “Dixie” to begin with. I’m glad they changed their name so as not to demean Dixie . . .

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    • June 27, 2020, at 2:12 PM PDT
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  13. Jimmy Carter Member
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    Just don’t call ’em “hoes.” 

    That would be “cultural appropriation.” 

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    • June 27, 2020, at 2:23 PM PDT
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  14. lowtech redneck Coolidge

    I can think of a couple of words to call them…..I’ll just leave it at that.

    Really, though, I’m with @Stad on this.

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    • June 27, 2020, at 2:34 PM PDT
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  15. Jon1979 Lincoln

    “Angry South Lubbock Harridans” would work, but I think that only applies to Ms. Maines, who was the one who decided to get political back in 2003 without grasping who the band’s music and concert ticket-buying audience was, and torpedoed their careers (the bi-coastal pop culture elite fell in love with them for about a year after that, but as with the angry cancel culture Twitter mobs of today, those gushing over the group would never be caught dead actually buying or listening to their music).

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    • June 27, 2020, at 3:09 PM PDT
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  16. Vance Richards Inactive
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Is this one those “hey, look at us, we’re still around” things?

    Honestly don’t remember anyone mentioning them in over a decade. 

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    • June 27, 2020, at 3:09 PM PDT
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  17. Vance Richards Inactive
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    If they really want to show repentance, why not the Yankee Chicks?

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    • June 27, 2020, at 3:11 PM PDT
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  18. Full Size Tabby Member

    A pair of female radio hosts in Indianapolis have been calling themselves “Chicks on the Right” for at least a dozen years. They proudly and eagerly wear the “Chicks” label. Because they are known as both “Chicks on the Right” and just “The Chicks,” they are apparently checking on whether the formerly Dixie Chicks are trodding on their own rights in the name.

    And in the banter between them and their male producer, he often uses the term “broads” to refer to the Chicks. 

    Yeah for bringing back fun into language. 

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    • June 27, 2020, at 3:13 PM PDT
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  19. Housebroken Thatcher

    Stad (View Comment):
    I’m not sure they were ever “Dixie” to begin with. I’m glad they changed their name so as not to demean Dixie . . .

    Yes! This!!!

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    • June 27, 2020, at 3:31 PM PDT
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  20. colleenb Member
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    Kozak (View Comment):

    Way too old to be The Chicks.

    Maybe “The Dried Up Old Hens”.

    Meow. But, of course, in your deeply male voice @kozak.

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    • June 27, 2020, at 3:36 PM PDT
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  21. Henry Racette Contributor
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    I’ve never let their politics detract from their music, and I liked them well enough. Well, “Goodbye Earl,” anyway. 

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    • June 27, 2020, at 4:29 PM PDT
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  22. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… Member

    I have not listened to this band since they took the anti-American position on the Iraq war, while overseas. I did like Wide Open Spaces, which I think was their breakthrough song.

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    • June 27, 2020, at 4:30 PM PDT
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  23. namlliT noD Member
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    Henry Racette: I see that the Dixie Chicks have officially changed their band name to The Chicks.

    So they removed the geographical part of their name, and retained the sexist part. Excellent.


    Just two weeks ago, another woke country music trio, Lady Antebellum, also changed their name to remove the potentially offensive word. So they’re now known as Lady A. They claimed not to have known the meaning or implications of the word “antebellum”. 

    Unfortunately, Anita White, a black blues singer in Seattle, has been using the name Lady A for a couple decades. The Lady Antebellum folks claimed to have not known about Anita White.

    So, in a brilliant act of woke virtue signaling, a white country trio literally stole the professional name of a black blues singer.

    I swear I am not making this up.

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    • June 27, 2020, at 5:14 PM PDT
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  24. Dotorimuk Coolidge

    The Skirts

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    • June 27, 2020, at 5:38 PM PDT
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  25. JustmeinAZ Member

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Is this one those “hey, look at us, we’re still around” things?

    I stopped listening to them 17 years ago. I forgot they existed.

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    • June 27, 2020, at 6:09 PM PDT
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  26. Bruce Caward Thatcher
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    They probably would have been safe from their friends if they had just gone with “The”.

    Though these days of the march through institutions, who knows? How long before they get down to beheading definite articles?

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    • June 27, 2020, at 8:07 PM PDT
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  27. kedavis Member

    Kozak (View Comment):

    Way too old to be The Chicks.

    Maybe “The Dried Up Old Hens”.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8-RGQUAdno

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    • June 27, 2020, at 9:09 PM PDT
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  28. kedavis Member

    Dennis Miller did a podcast interview with the “Chicks On The Right” early this week, it was interesting except these days he doesn’t get much into politics.

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    • June 27, 2020, at 9:13 PM PDT
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  29. Franco Member
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    In all seriousness “The Chicks” is an absolutely stupid name for a band. 
    Imagine a band “Yankee Dudes” not a great name to start but then “Yankee” falls out of favor ( the baseball team does something really bad ?) and so they change their name to “The Dudes”. Sorry, you need qualifiers. That’s why no one has ever named their band either of those names in the last 60 years of pop music.

    Well, there was The Band, but they were pretty good…

    And remember the big problem they had with Bush and Iraq? I wonder who they voted for in 2016. Trump who wanted to get out of Iraq, or Hillary who supported the war and would have supported more interventions? Don’t tell me…I can guess 🙄

    By the way, I can’t imagine these three not hating each other on a daily basis. They look miserable.

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    • June 27, 2020, at 10:48 PM PDT
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  30. JosePluma Thatcher

    Dotorimuk (View Comment):
    Dotorimuk

    The Skirts

    How about The {NO!-Moderator}. Or The {Cut it out!}. Or The Three {That’s Enough!!!}.

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    • June 27, 2020, at 11:18 PM PDT
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