But, because they worry about someone else interpreting those words, they use a lot of 'em, just in case.
In a petition concerning the National Football League's Washington -- Alert! Alert! Potentially offensive word follows! -- "Redskins" (See? We warned you!), the overly zealous lawyers, who may have billed by the word, have said the -- Another warning! -- "Redskins'" trademark should be canceled.
Well, their petition says it is a "pejorative, derogatory, denigrating, offensive, scandalous, contemptuous, disreputable, disparaging, and racist designation for a Native American person."
Although the lawyers had unlimited room to say whatever they chose, CornerBarPR.com® wanted to be certain they said everything they needed, so we asked The Words Guy. He suggested a few words the lawyers may have overlooked and might consider including, if they have to revise or resubmit their petition:
Actually, we believe this is all a smokescreen for the plaintiffs' belief that calling a football team the -- Alert! -- "Redskins" is false advertising, because, under most lighting, their skin isn't really red.