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New Prof at Auburn U. Won’t Say School Chant Because it Includes the Word ‘War’

New Prof at Auburn U. Won’t Say School Chant Because it Includes the Word ‘War’

“Yeah I know I’m being a party pooper but it’s the kind of language thing that sticks with me.”

You might say this professor has declared war on the word “war.”

The College Fix reports:

Incoming Auburn U. prof won’t say school chant because it contains the word ‘war’

A recently hired Auburn University professor took to social media this week to let everyone know he would not say the school’s “battle cry” of “War Eagle” … because it contains the word “war.”

Jesse Goldberg will be joining the Alabama institution this coming academic year as a “lecturer of African American & American Literature and Composition in the English department,” according to Yellowhammer.

On his now-protected Twitter account, Goldberg wrote “I know it’s just a mascot but I’m never gonna be able to call myself a ‘war eagle’ or say ‘go war eagles.’ Sorry.

“I can’t bring myself to enthusiastically and sincerely use a slogan/greeting/cultural signal with ‘war’ as a primary descriptor. Yeah I know I’m being a party pooper but it’s the kind of language thing that sticks with me.”

Goldberg might have done a little research into his new employer; according to Auburn’s website, “War Eagle” is not a mascot. As noted, it’s the school’s chant/battle cry.

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Snowflakes become sNOwBALLS.

Auburn is one of the remaining schools that hasn’t been prominent in the advancing wuss movement but seeing this makes me wonder if they’re showing signs of it. As a born-and-raised Alabamian and Auburn fan, that’s why seeing this really hurts.

He doesn’t like war? Really? Wait until football season. Post-Iron Bowl, the Bama game, he’ll spend a week in the ICU. I suppose he’ll not notice that, after even such a highly emotional sporting event, the vast majority of the fans and ALL the players realize it’s just a game and everybody is there to have fun.

Geez …
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