Thursday, April 09, 2009

Offensive Names

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals urge Pet Shop Boys to change their name to highlight the cruelty in the pet trade. The Pet Shop Boys commendably manage not to tell them to sod off.

What would Peta do if it was made aware of the practice of gerbilling from which, according to a persistent and credible rumour, the Pet Shop Boys took their name?

(NB: The BBC itself says "Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe were inspired to call themselves the Pet Shop Boys by friends who worked in a pet shop in west London." and it would be very wrong to assume that anything else was the case).

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