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To think 'Holo-course' is offensive?

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Mehfruittea Sun 29-Jan-17 22:02:49

Disney channel kids to show - Miles from Tomorrow.

My DS 5 loves it and today there was an episode that included a rollercoaster called the Holo-course. I'm assuming it's a mash-up from hologram and racecourse but still...it's a bit...er...not right? AIBU?

Mehfruittea Sun 29-Jan-17 22:03:16

*TV not to.

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Sun 29-Jan-17 22:04:15

are you comparing it to holocaust?

girlandboy Sun 29-Jan-17 22:06:04

Sorry, but I have no idea what you mean?

Like the pp, are you comparing it with holocaust? Because it didn't look like holocaust to me.

WaitrosePigeon Sun 29-Jan-17 22:10:44

I don't see the problem.

Mehfruittea Sun 29-Jan-17 22:15:02

Ok it wasn't written down, it was said. In a whiny child's American accent. Both DH and I picked up on it, and we usually manage to tune the crap out. So yes, it sounded like holocaust.

glenthebattleostrich Sun 29-Jan-17 22:16:32

You're reading to much into it.

UnderseaPineapple Sun 29-Jan-17 22:22:11

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melj1213 Sun 29-Jan-17 22:22:14

Context is key, and in the context of the show, it makes sense and YABU to think anything else

namechange20050 Sun 29-Jan-17 22:22:35

I'm with the OP here. A fictional ride called a holo course? If the similarity isn't intentional then I'd be surprised. That's in very bad taste.

WaitrosePigeon Sun 29-Jan-17 22:25:45

Under, I've reported your personal attack which will be deleted. You've embarrassed yourself there.

DJBaggySmalls Sun 29-Jan-17 22:25:49

I agree its in bad taste.
Bear in mind in the USA people use words like 'spastic' and 'retard' as insults without a second thought.

PenelopeFlintstone Sun 29-Jan-17 22:26:20

I'm with the OP. They could've called it Holo-run, Holo-way, many other things. Sounds deliberately goady to me.

BlankTVscreen Sun 29-Jan-17 22:28:51

You're not over thinking - the program makers were under thinking it. YANBU

Cosmicglitterpug Sun 29-Jan-17 22:31:40

Found this on a wikis site.

disney.wikia.com/wiki/Stellosphere

It does sound odd, but it seems innocent.

maggiethemagpie Sun 29-Jan-17 22:37:18

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SundialShadow Sun 29-Jan-17 22:43:30

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namechange20050 Sun 29-Jan-17 22:43:37

But niggardly is a real word. This is about something made up which sounds a lot like holocaust.

BlankTVscreen Sun 29-Jan-17 22:48:02

I don't think it's comparable to niggardly because that is an actual real word. This is a made up word; the program makers should have picked up the unfortunate similarity to holocaust and therefore chosen another option.

BlankTVscreen Sun 29-Jan-17 22:48:18

Cross post

pipsqueak25 Sun 29-Jan-17 22:50:51

do think they could have a different name for though, why tell under off ?they know they are an idiot, as for reporting it ?? confused

WaitrosePigeon Sun 29-Jan-17 22:52:24

Personal attacks are against talk guidlines. Calling someone an idiot is a personal attack - hence reporting it. It's. It that hard to understand.

There's absolutely no need for it.

WaitrosePigeon Sun 29-Jan-17 22:52:44

*it is not that hard to understand

iamfamous Sun 29-Jan-17 22:55:20

I totally agree OP. Many people don't pronounce their 't's so when you say the word, it's like saying Holocaust.

As for Undersea - even if you don't agree there's no need to be so rude!

BlankTVscreen Sun 29-Jan-17 22:59:49

Of course undersea was going to be deleted for their horrible and unecessary comment, however now it's been quoted it's still there to be seen hmm

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