Monday, August 31, 2015

Obama's Ohioan onomatomania...

Today the name of North America's tallest mountain, Mount McKinley in Alaska, will be changed to 'Denali', which in the Athabascan language (Alaskan native) means "the high one"...Yep. The US DOI informs us; the decision was endorsed by Obama: "Under Obama's action, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will use her legal authority to end the long debate and rename the mountain" [Reuters]
The Mountain has spoken? The mountain was named in 1896 after William McKinley, the Ohioan who became the 25th President of the United States and was assassinated in 1901. The first recorded reference to Denali in the journal of British explorer Captain George Vancouver around about 1794; Denali is already the name of the National Park (including Denali National Monument and Denali Preserve as well) and has been called that since 1917, why change the name of the mountain? And why now? It's an anagram of 'denial'. not sure whether that could be funny or not.

Moving other Decline of USA news, the University of Texas removes Jefferson Davis statue [Link]. Hat-tip: Weasel Zippers

However, the not having things named after POTUS will be continued, no doubt...right?...Oh FFS. 

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