WTF finally decides to change what it calls itself.

Discussion in 'Tae Kwon Do' started by Ben Gash CLF, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. Ben Gash CLF

    Ben Gash CLF Valued Member

  2. Earl Weiss

    Earl Weiss Valued Member

    IMO WT makes more sense than WF but maybe that was taken.
     
  3. philosoraptor

    philosoraptor carnivore in a top hat Supporter

    If they've changed the name, doesn't that make the acronym masked profanity? :evil:
     
  4. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

    I suppose it is inevitable when language and symbols are a living thing, but it is sad. It is too bad they have to change their initials. I am sorry they have to do this. WTF is actually a pretty harmless compared to other examples.

    Decades ago, some diet company had to change the name of their weight loss pill when a disease came out with the same name. That would be AIDS.

    Or, infamously, the Nazi logo was a perfectly fine symbol in many ancient societies that is now ruined forever as the association with the Nazi regime is now too strong.

    Nowadays, the name of a Goddess known in Egyptian history for thousands of years and in Neo-Pagan circles is also used as the name of Muslim Extremist Terrorists. That would be Isis.
     
  5. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    Or even more seriously Vince McMahon had to change to WWE because of the bloody pandas!!!
     
  6. Simon

    Simon Moved on Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award

    Lucozade did the same in the UK.

    Their slogan used to be "Lucozade, aids recovery".

    Jokes were made and the slogan was dropped.
     
  7. Frodocious

    Frodocious She who MUST be obeyed! Moderator Supporter

    Baby pandas win over anything else!

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  8. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    Except baby Slow Loris

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  9. Frodocious

    Frodocious She who MUST be obeyed! Moderator Supporter

    OK, on this one occasion, I might just let you win... :p
     
  10. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    It's only because i saw a video on FB with a Slow Loris eating a rice ball.....it was so sweet I got diabetes watching it
     
  11. HairoNoSora

    HairoNoSora Valued Member

    I get that they might want to change it. But WF is just..strange. WF = world federation.. world federation of what? It doesnt say in the acronym.

    Wouldn't WTKF just be better? Or WTKDF if you want to be really annoying.
     
  12. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    WFT would make sense...or TWF

    Or The World Association of .....oh, never mind :evil:
     
  13. Thomas

    Thomas Combat Hapkido/Taekwondo

    Interesting news. I am a bit surprised with the "WF" instead of maybe "WT". Doesn't really impact much, what with belt ranking coming from the Kukkiwon instead of the "federation".



    Nothing on the WTF site yet (http://www.worldtaekwondofederation.net/)
     
  14. El Medico

    El Medico Valued Member

    Ain't hung out wit no Shorinji Kempo folks,have ya? It's on their collars!
     
  15. Late for dinner

    Late for dinner Valued Member

    Except it is in the reverse direction of the swastika if I recall correctly.. so not a problem unless you don't bother to look.

    What's in a name anyways, a rose by any other name would still smell as sweet.. :evil:



    LFD
     
  16. PsychoElectric

    PsychoElectric Valued Member

    Kinda sounds racist my brother:rolleyes:
     
  17. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

  18. PsychoElectric

    PsychoElectric Valued Member

  19. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

  20. PsychoElectric

    PsychoElectric Valued Member

    And "Vince McMahon had to change to WWE because of the bloody pandas!!!"
     

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