If you’ve ever mixed up the Caribbean island of Grenada and the Spanish city of Granada, you’re not alone. Apparently even airline officials — whose JOB it is to know things like this — have made the mix-up, too.
American dentist Edward Gamson hoped to visit Granada — a charming city in southern Spain known for its 11th-century Alhambra palace — on a recent vacation. But what he thought would be a two-hour British Airways flight from London ended up being a nine-hour flight all the way to the Caribbean. You know, to Grenada instead of Granada. Whoops.
Tuday en whie spleing iz emportan
16:16 // 3 months ago
It’s a problem that is worth tens of billions to the U.S. economy.
We need to get buzzfeed on the case
21:48 // 3 months ago
Dan Snyder may want to change that name after all:
In a major blow to the <team with awful name>, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday canceled six federal trademarks of the <team with awful name> team name because it was found to be “disparaging” to Native Americans.
“We decide, based on the evidence properly before us, that these registrations must be cancelled because they were disparaging to Native Americans at the respective times they were registered,” the patent office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board wrote in a 2-1 decision.
Five Native Americans in 2006 brought the petition, Blackhorse v. Pro Football, Inc., aimed at stripping the half-dozen trademark registrations for the term “<awful name>.”
“I hope this ruling brings us a step closer to that inevitable day when the name of the Washington football team will be changed,” said plaintiff Amanda Blackhorse. “The team’s name is racist and derogatory.”
11:02 // 3 months ago