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Rename that State!

Welcome to the latest quiz show sensation. That’s right. Now that we are in the politically correct era of changing mascots and trying not to offend anyone. It is time to reconsider what we have named the States that make up this great Union. After all, many of them are named after Native American Indians, and it would be too offensive to use such derogatory references.

So, here’s the list of states that need renaming, and some of my suggestions. You can play along to, but either offering up better suggestions for the ones I have, or giving me a suggestion for states that I don’t have replacement names for.

State
Potentially Offended
Suggestion
Reason
Illinois
Illini Tribal Confederation


Indiana
All Native Americans
Nascaria
Because it hosts the largest Nascar event every year.
Iowa
Bahkhoje Tribe


Kansas
Kansa Tribe
Flatlandas
Because flatliners might cause people to avoid the state. Oh, and the land is flat.
N. Dakota
Sioux Tribe


Oklahoma
All Indians (means “red people”)
Broadwaima
After all, isn’t this more of a musical than a state?
S. Dakota
Sioux Tribe
Badlandia
Suggested by K Jones.
Texas
Tejas Tribal Confederation
Rednexas
Suggested by K Jones.
Utah
Ute Tribe
Deseret
It’s the name on the original application for statehood.

As you can see, I am going to need some help. So, if you know something about these states and would like to make a suggestion, please feel free. The game isn’t over until they are all renamed, and congress has officially removed these offensive titles from our beloved states.

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