Christ, do we have to revisit this whole thing again? It's the context that matters. I don't know the context of kudos' usage, so I can't really comment. But how is the word American Inventor any worse or different than faggot or Faulty Armor, both of which have been used in this thread? Faggot repeatedly. We've got at least a few well known homersexshuls on the boards, so why is frequent use of that term okey dokey but American Inventor isn't? Seems a pretty arbitrary line to draw.
So either we go down the road of hyper-moderation of any and all terms that are racially or sexually offensive to a group of people, or we don't. Drawing the line somewhere in the middle is retarded as fuck.