Word of the Day


Pronunciation /ˈmɒnɪkə/
(also monicker)
A name.

Mid 19th century of unknown origin.


Recently pro teams are astir
Deciding to modify their moniker
Taking, at last, full responsibility,
By removing those with an ethnic slur.

[The Cleveland, Ohio Major League Baseball team’s change is just one example of the current trend. Last year the National Football League team from Washington, DC removed the “Redskins” moniker and have a temporary “Washington Football Team” placeholder while they decide on a new name.]

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