Feb 13 2010
Main Entry: po·lit·i·co
Inflected Form(s): plural po·lit·i·cos also po·lit·i·coes
Etymology: Italian politico or Spanish político, ultimately from Latin politicus political
Apparently Politico (a political blog) wants to trademark the name. Except that this is already an established, well-known word in the English language. It’s a word that made sense as a blog name because it was an already well-known word. Not content with merely being offensive, Politico is also being a bully – suing a British blog for using a word that is in the public domain.
Bob Cesca has started a logo boycott. I’m not a “politico.” But I support the boycott.
Editing to say – in sensitivity to the plight of the Baha’is in Iran, I am re-thinking adding “Politico” to the name of this blog. But I’ve found a nice new way of showing my support…
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