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I struggle to understand how this was even passed as a promotion. And the way they excuse it is mortifyingly poor.
Coke were trying to say "You Late" on the inside of the cap?
I just always knew it,
Source: I had a vitamin water Tuesday
There's no more of a loser drink that you can buy
and a clumsy get-out
so you think they just thought it was a good idea to call people retards? why would they do that?
nothing. It's inconceivable that there were no checks in place. So nothing is any more or less reasonable an assumption than anything else right now.
"the R-word is considered a swear word in our family," Id have told them to get bent the arrogant fucks (current status: unemployed)
why would you write you retard on your bottle cap? why would you write you late on your bottle cap? why?
thinking that probably by the time i came back there would be a bunch of people explaining what it actually means or why "you late" would make sense. as it is, it looks like nobody can work it out
There's no more of a loser drink you can buy
Of course it is worth remembering that retard(ed) isn't considered very offensive in north america. I've knew someone (politically left liberal type) who was very much aware of language use (chav being offensive to working classes for example) who used retarded all the time until I mentioned it might be best not to use it over here.
is more offensive. Its the underclass that have chavs. Clues in the "working" bit of the name.
Anyway it's not about that, i was just using it to show that they were someone who considered their language use but still used retard a lot cos it doesn't have the same level of offense over there as it does here.
do Smarties still have a single letter underneath each of their lids?
and apparently in America it is just seen as another insult, whereas here it is seen as a serious slur against the mentally ill or people with learning disabilities. Similar to how we view "idiot" or "moron" I suppose.
please, guys, just imagine that?
i'm totally with this guy, it's a shitty thing to happen, but he lost my complete support when he went all American Idol in his letter.