I read the story below in Mediaite and thought, really? The town needs to vote on this? They don’t just automatically do it, change the name? Sure, I am all for democracy but some things are just so stupid, so offensive, that I am in favor of just doing it…skip the vote…just do it, change the name.
Spanish Town Will Vote on Whether to Keep ‘Kill Jews’ in Town Name
by Josh Feldman | 7:32 pm, April 22nd, 2014
There is a town in Spain called Castrillo Matajudios. Sounds nice, right? Well, it actually literally translates to “Castrillo Kill Jews.” Which might not be a big deal if you live in Castrillo Matajudios, but if you travel from that town to other places and they realize your town’s name translates to something awful, you might start getting judged. A lot.
Well, now the town’s 56 residents are set to vote next month on whether to keep the name or change it. If they vote to change the name, the town will either replace Matajudios with Mota Judios or Mota de Judios, both of which mean Mound of the Jews. (So less of a “kill” vibe, and more of a baseball one.) CLICK HERE