Speak Up, Hon
Denise Whiting’s efforts to trademark the word “Hon”—a la J Lo and her booty or Paris Hilton’s “that’s hot”—have pushed many Baltimoreans over the edge. Whiting’s hopes to profit off of Baltimore’s precious word have even got some people calling for massive unrest at next year’s Little Miss Hon competition.
Local zine Smile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore! is offering a way for people to channel their negative energy into a positive project. Smile is seeking submissions of stories, essays, poetry, photography, and artwork about the significance of the word “Hon.” The publication asks people to share their thoughts on the term’s “celebration and exploitation.” The deadline for submissions is Jan. 15, 2011.
Smile’s plan sure sounds much healthier than waiting till 2011 and said unrest to pummel a beehive-donning baby boomer on the Avenue.