Poorly Named?

Last weekend the Winnebago Peace and Justice Center sponsored an event they titled 'Music and Mayhem'

From Merriam-Webster:

Pronunciation: \ˈmā-ˌhem, ˈmā-əm\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English mayme, mahaime, from Anglo-French mahaim mutilation, mayhem, from maheimer, mahaigner to maim, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Middle High German meiden gelding, Old Norse meitha to injure
Date: 15th century

1 a: willful and permanent deprivation of a bodily member resulting in the impairment of a person's fighting ability
b: willful and permanent crippling, mutilation, or disfigurement of any part of the body

2: needless or willful damage or violence

(Emphasis mine)

Could have probably found a better word for the PEACE and JUSTICE Center...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Everyone knows the P&J is just a front organization for local anarchists and ne'er-do-wells anyway.