A Nebraska man has made an impassioned plea to his local city council, chicken vendors and wing connoisseurs everywhere: Please stop using the phrase "boneless chicken wings."
Lincoln resident Ander Christensen brought his hot takes to a city council meeting on Aug. 31, raising his point during the public comments. Christensen's fervent opposition to boneless wings went viral after local radio station KRVN shared his story.
He begins with a proposal to council members to make Lincoln a "social leader" in the country.
“We have been casually ignoring a problem that has gotten so out of control that our children are casually throwing around names and words without even understanding their true meaning," he said.
Despite scattered chuckles from the audience, Christensen continues: "I go into nice family restaurants and I see people throwing this name around and pretending as though everything is just fine," said Christensen. "I'm talking about boneless chicken wings."
He goes on to make a proposal: "I propose that we as a city remove the name boneless wings from our menus and from our hearts," he says.
He explains that boneless chicken wings don't actually come from, well, a wing of a chicken, nor are they remotely similar to their winged brethren. "Boneless chicken wings are just chicken tenders, which are already boneless," he said.
Christensen's final reason? "We need to raise our children better." He explains that children need to know where their chicken comes from, without "fear of bones."
He has a few suggestions for "Buffalo-style chicken tenders," "wet tenders," "saucy nugs," and, finally, "trash."
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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Nebraska man's 'boneless chicken wings' rant goes viral