Um, does the group One Million Moms consider the words “damned” and “damnation” to be offensive?
First world problems…
First WORD problems…
It’s crude, and I wouldn’t use it, but I don’t see it as being something to get all worked up about. At worst, it is a minced oath, a short form of saying “G–d-mn”. I’d be far more concerned about something like the Chobani yogurt commercial that features two lesbians who have spent the night together in bed. (I no longer purchase Chobani for that reason.) And the Cottonelle ad showing the two gay men on their first date shocked even me, and I don’t shock easily at all. (I don’t buy Cottonelle either.)
I’ve always been just a tiny bit put off by the name of Heluva Good cheese dip. At first blush, it looks like something pseudo-Scandinavian, and for a long time I thought that’s what it was, but it does, indeed, mean “hell of a good” cheese. Not a name I’d give a food product, but I wouldn’t boycott them or anything.
I must admit that I thought they wee referring to a much cruder “d-word”.
Same for me, Mike ! Our minds are in the gutter, clearly I was thinking ‘how did they get away with that in advert ?’
What a stupid thing to get upset over.
I wonder if they are picketing against Grand Coulee Darn?
And what about Clark Gable’s famous line in Gone With the Wind? How do the moms deal with that, I wonder?
While their little ones learn spiritual death in school…
I didn’t realise there was a d-word, I wonder what will be next, the e-word?
Yes! Plus the original version of the “Who’s On First?” routine used the word.
Exactly! I was thinking how I rarely agree with One Million Moms, but I’d be on their side if they used that d-word
While we’re on the subject of commercials, I like the one for Dove chocolates where the Frenchwoman reflects on her life while we hear Edith Piaf’s “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien” as the theme music and see scenes from her girlhood. Pure gold. You would have to know a little about the French attitude and lifestyle to get it. (You can Google it, I’m not sure a video link would conform to CAF rules, despite the fact that there is absolutely nothing wrong with the ad.)
The obscenely truncated American version of the ad is deeply regrettable.
Of all the things to have a beef with…
The Moms group referred to this particular ‘vegan burger’ commercial as “tasteless”.
Just don’t buy their product.
I too thought of Democrat at first blush.
Decades ago, Star Trek the Next Generation had an episode where Captain Jean Luc Picard, Frenchman that he is and while holding a meeting in the briefing room, commented on a particularly difficult situation by stating “Merde!” which is naughty French for excrement. All of the characters looked at one another. They slipped it by the censors I guess. LOL. I’ve always wanted to learn how to curse in Latin. No one would understand me but it would sound oh so good.
Ah yess, seasons 1 and 2 of TNG when they were still figuring out the nucances of the characters. I can’t see a post-Locutus Bord saying “Merd!” is frustration. Good memories though.
Ha! I was thinking Donald