Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Classic sandwich bar drops 'Chink' name

Another Leftist assault on history and custom

A classic Philadelphia cheesesteak restaurant is changing its name after almost seven decades from "Chink's" because of fear of causing racial offense.

Chink's Steaks has been renowned for its girth-busting meat and melted cheese sandwiches since it was opened by Samuel "Chink" Sherman in 1949, according to a history on the eatery's website www.chinksteaks.com.

Sherman gave what was at first just a sandwich shop his own nickname and after he died in 1997, his protege Joe Groh kept on the tradition.

Only recently, Groh told CBS television, have people started to complain about the potential for seeing the name as a racist term for Chinese.

"We did not associate it with the racial slur," he said, but change is needed so that "we no longer inadvertently alienate anyone in the Philly community."

The website says the new name will be "Joe's Steaks and Soda Shop."



Anonymous said...

Now what do I do when it's time to re-chink my log cabin? Let's see. Chinaman it? Yellow peril it? Nah, I'm a traditionalist. Chink it was, chink it shall remain.

Anonymous said...

"Political correctness is a far greater threat to our freedom and liberty than is terrorism..." --Spider

And, the more people bow to it, the stronger it gets. PC is fueled by people's weakness and inability to think for themselves.

Anonymous said...

Another of Matthew's spittle covered "geniuses" heard from. Any more examples of your blazing intelligence?

Use the Name, Luke said...

A perfect description of Limbaugh's dittoheads

Thus demonstrating ignorance of what the term actually means. (I know, and I don't even listen to him.)

Jesus said...

Father, forgive Luke. For he knows not what he says.