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Old 13th January 2020, 10:05 AM   #1
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Conservative 'Moms' group slams Burger King for using 'the d-word' in a commercial

CNN - "Activist conservative group One Million Moms is taking aim at Burger King for using what it calls the "d-word" in a commercial promoting the non-meat Impossible Whopper.

In the ad, a group of people taste-test the plant-based patty that has been a hit for the fast-food company. With a mouthful of food, one man says, 'Damn, that's good.'"

CNN: https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/12/us/on...ing/index.html

Point 1. These people are stupid.

Point 2. "People on the internet are freaking out about something" is not front page news.
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When I heard "d word" I assumed it would be "dick" and wondered how on earth it would be used in a BK ad.
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Originally Posted by TragicMonkey View Post
When I heard "d word" I assumed it would be "dick" and wondered how on earth it would be used in a BK ad.
Whopper rebranding.
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I was going to ask this in the vegan thread, has anyone tried the impossible whopper? Is it as good as they say?
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Originally Posted by Thermal View Post
Whopper rebranding.
Now I'm brainstorming ideas for a BK ad campaign. "Size queens love Burger King because we've got the most meat." And so forth.
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That's an impressive amount of disdain and dismissiveness to work into a single thread title.

Also, I'm pretty sure the time has not yet come for "damn" to enter the main stream of commercial speech.
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That's an impressive amount of disdain and dismissiveness to work into a single thread title.

Also, I'm pretty sure the time has not yet come for "damn" to enter the main stream of commercial speech.
there are greater crisis in the world however, these twits have too much free time
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Doe those "c-word" types realize that the English origin of "damn" is from the German word "Dammen", meaning women?

I thought the D would have been for "dumb", and the SJWs are complaining about it being pejorative of the low IQ of themselves.
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Originally Posted by theprestige View Post
That's an impressive amount of disdain and dismissiveness to work into a single thread title.

Also, I'm pretty sure the time has not yet come for "damn" to enter the main stream of commercial speech.
Remember when they couldn't say "ass" on television? Now they can not only say it but show it! Much has been gained in the march of progress.
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Originally Posted by theprestige View Post
That's an impressive amount of disdain and dismissiveness to work into a single thread title.
I used, verbatim, the title of the news article I linked to. I always do this when I use a single article as a primary source.
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Originally Posted by Elagabalus View Post
I was going to ask this in the vegan thread, has anyone tried the impossible whopper? Is it as good as they say?
I think so. I had the one at Red Robin (same company, Impossible, making the patty) and that's a little more generic sit down casual dining then fast food, but yeah I found it functionally indistinguishable from a normal generic beef patty.
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When I heard "d word" I assumed it would be "dick" and wondered how on earth it would be used in a BK ad.
Maybe they've got a new menu item.
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there are greater crisis in the world however, these twits have too much free time
Thanks, it's been a while since I've seen an actual example of whataboutism, rather than an attempt to deflect legitimate claims of special pleading under that aegis.
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They must be looking for new targets after having finally wrapped up their successful campaign to eliminate the interjection "zounds!" (which after all is a shortened form of the blasphemous oath "by God's wounds!") from common usage.
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Doe those "c-word" types realize that the English origin of "damn" is from the German word "Dammen", meaning women?

I thought the D would have been for "dumb", and the SJWs are complaining about it being pejorative of the low IQ of themselves.
No smiley... Is this a Poe?

"Damn" actually comes from old French, which got it from Latin, where it's a word for "damage" or "loss". Related words from the same origin include "indemnify" and "condemn".

"Dammen" in German comes from Latin "domina", which probably comes from "domus" or possibly from earlier words with connotations of "tame".

I hope you're making a joke, because white-knighting the word "damn" based on spurious etymology and lowkey misogyny seems like an even stupider hill to die on than the original complaint.
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I used, verbatim, the title of the news article I linked to. I always do this when I use a single article as a primary source.
Noted. Let the record show that CNN has packed an impressive amount of disdain and dismissal into their headline.
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I thought the d word was going to be divorce.
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Who even eats at Burger King? I know they are more common than McDonald's but I don't know anyone who ever eats at one except when travelling and there's literally nowhere else.
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Who even eats at Burger King? I know they are more common than McDonald's but I don't know anyone who ever eats at one except when travelling and there's literally nowhere else.
Of the big 3 burger fast food joints (McDonalds/Wendys/Burger King) their burgers are by far the best.

I mean they are fast food so "They are what you eat when you don't feel like putting mental effort into deciding what to eat" is there, but of the 3 they are the one I gravitate to the most.
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So the word is damn. That's awesome. They broke a barrier. I'm thinking now to take a Whopper to eat inside a Hobby Lobby but they don't allow food in the store. Damn!
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Originally Posted by JoeMorgue View Post
Of the big 3 burger fast food joints (McDonalds/Wendys/Burger King) their burgers are by far the best.

I mean they are fast food so "They are what you eat when you don't feel like putting mental effort into deciding what to eat" is there, but of the 3 they are the one I gravitate to the most.
Ah. I see now. The answer is "the riffraff". *flutters silk handkerchief embroidered with seed pearls* Do enjoy these "burger sandwiches" of yours, be certain to wash what fingers you have left to you before you return to your tractor machine!
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Originally Posted by JoeMorgue View Post
Of the big 3 burger fast food joints (McDonalds/Wendys/Burger King) their burgers are by far the best.

Agreed. Unfortunately, their chicken (in any form they offer) is by far the worst, so I haven't been to one in years.
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They now have tater tots with cheese inside which might turn out to be the greatest food on earth.
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I was going to ask this in the vegan thread, has anyone tried the impossible whopper? Is it as good as they say?
I do not like the Impossible burger. It has a weird taste. Beyond Burgers are much better IMO.
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If anything McDonalds is the one I eat at by my own choosing (vice just "finding myself there because it's available") the least.

Mainly because it has the crappiest dollar menu. Prices for fast food have gone up a lot and when I start getting close to or breaking the 10 dollar mark for a basic combo I start figuring I might as well look for an actual restaurant, not a fast food joint (murky though that distinction is these days) but Wendy's, Burger King, and Hardees (which I totally forget about until just now) have 4 and 5 dollar meal deals.
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Let's see, here are some related headlines:

CNN misses the story: Miami Herald, 2012: The (Not Really) One Million Moms.
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One Million Moms has a long history of anti-gay preaching. The article is a crack-up.
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Then there is this elephant: CNN afraid to use the word Damn after intimidation by an astro-turf group on FaceBook.
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If you're going to call yourselves One Million Moms and summon the collective power of baby-making women, at least do it for something worthwhile, like lowering the unemployment rate or finding a cure for cancer or feeding Macaulay Culkin.

Instead, the organization One Million Moms is lobbying JCPenney to fire its new spokesperson, squeaky-clean-lesbian-talk-show-host Ellen DeGeneres, because she "is not a true representation of the type of families that shop at their store."

An online project of the "conservative, pro-family" American Family Association, One Million Moms has urged members to call their local JCPenney stores to complain.
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Gee, I thought that Trump had already broken the barrier for the use of “damn” (as well as a bunch of even worse words) in public media. But if “Million Moms” is trying to walk him back too...
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If anything McDonalds is the one I eat at by my own choosing (vice just "finding myself there because it's available") the least.

Mainly because it has the crappiest dollar menu. Prices for fast food have gone up a lot and when I start getting close to or breaking the 10 dollar mark for a basic combo I start figuring I might as well look for an actual restaurant, not a fast food joint (murky though that distinction is these days) but Wendy's, Burger King, and Hardees (which I totally forget about until just now) have 4 and 5 dollar meal deals.
Without wanting to come across as some sort of food pretentious idiot (I have takeaways) McDonalds is ****.

I have had it once and is basically factory assembly line.
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Of the big 3 burger fast food joints (McDonalds/Wendys/Burger King) their burgers are by far the best.

I mean they are fast food so "They are what you eat when you don't feel like putting mental effort into deciding what to eat" is there, but of the 3 they are the one I gravitate to the most.
Agreed. BK is my "I accept that I have to go to the in-laws but if I'm driving four hours I'm at least going to have one treat" guilty pleasure.
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Wasn't one million mom's recently in the news for something about Hallmark too? Say what you will, they're definitely a voice that seems to be getting heard. I don't know if that's a good thing since hearing them generally makes me think they're ******* stupid.

The use of the word "damn" is about as shrug worthy as it gets. I swear all of the time, so I'm not impartial by any means. That being said, I live in extremely conservative North Dakota, and there is perpetual swearing in my office. I didn't even know most conservatives gave a ****, but that's entirely based on my anecdotal experiences.
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Agreed. BK is my "I accept that I have to go to the in-laws but if I'm driving four hours I'm at least going to have one treat" guilty pleasure.
Mine is Taco Bell, most people say it gives them the poos but I've never had that problem. I get the 3 softshell supreme tacos, and a diet Mountain Dew, and I can't be happier.

Though, a solid 80%+ of the time they forget to put the sour creme and tomatoes on. It's actually happened so frequently here in town that I've stopped calling to inform them of their failure. I never want anything free, but they generally thank me and do the same **** the next time.
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Though, a solid 80%+ of the time they forget to put the sour creme and tomatoes on. It's actually happened so frequently here in town that I've stopped calling to inform them of their failure. I never want anything free, but they generally thank me and do the same **** the next time.
You must live in some alternative mirror dimension from me.

My wife hates tomatoes and doesn't like the kind of sour cream they use at Taco Bell so always asks them to take it off and they do it at about a 50/50 success rate.
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Mine is Taco Bell, most people say it gives them the poos but I've never had that problem.
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Agreed. BK is my "I accept that I have to go to the in-laws but if I'm driving four hours I'm at least going to have one treat" guilty pleasure.
If I have to eat fast food I prefer the smaller chains.

Locally we have Whataburger. Sonic has a regional feel, but I think they are pretty well nationwide by now. Dairy Queen in Texas has a different menu from the rest of Dairy Queen, and they are typically only in small towns.

I used to love In-n-Out when I visited California, but now that we have them locally I rarely eat there.

Blakes Lotaburger in New Mexico is a solid local bite.

There seem to be more regional chicken places nowadays, too. But I'm not a huge chicken fan for fast food.

The last time I ate a BK I was waiting to get my license renewed and it was the closest food. It was decent. The last time I ate at MCDonalds I was waiting for some work on my car and it was the only food within walking distance. I just had an ice cream cone, but even that was disappointing.

All that being said, I stopped at Whataburger on Saturday while driving a bit and even though I am a huge fan, I was a bit upset when I saw that there was a Rudy's BBQ at the next exit up. My own fault.
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Originally Posted by theprestige View Post
That's an impressive amount of disdain and dismissiveness to work into a single thread title.

Also, I'm pretty sure the time has not yet come for "damn" to enter the main stream of commercial speech.
Hahaaha! John Cotton would be so proud.

At least I can be assured you'll never sully our shores.

We have mainstream, children's time TV adverts that have used the following:

"There ain't half been some clever bastards" under licence from Ian Dury's music copyright holders.
The most-popular ever advert for Toyota, in which a variety of people and one dog clearly state "Bugger!".
Some dickhead Aussies asking "Where the bloody hell are you?"

Also a pizza chain called Hell that features Satanic images and a pentagram.
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Wasn't one million mom's recently in the news for something about Hallmark too? Say what you will, they're definitely a voice that seems to be getting heard. I don't know if that's a good thing since hearing them generally makes me think they're ******* stupid.

Hallmark Channel. The network ran a Zola commercial that showed a lesbian couple getting married, (Not a) Million Moms complained, Hallmark Channel pulled the commercial, a much larger number of people immediately complained about the removal, and they reinstated the commercial a day later.
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Doe those "c-word" types realize that the English origin of "damn" is from the German word "Dammen", meaning women?

I thought the D would have been for "dumb", and the SJWs are complaining about it being pejorative of the low IQ of themselves.
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No smiley... Is this a Poe?

"Damn" actually comes from old French, which got it from Latin, where it's a word for "damage" or "loss". Related words from the same origin include "indemnify" and "condemn".

"Dammen" in German comes from Latin "domina", which probably comes from "domus" or possibly from earlier words with connotations of "tame".

I hope you're making a joke, because white-knighting the word "damn" based on spurious etymology and lowkey misogyny seems like an even stupider hill to die on than the original complaint.
Beat me to the pedantry. There's something about spurious eytmologies that just pushes my buttons.

Damen, is probably cognate with the English Dame from the latin Domina which is probably of Dominus, or Master.

Also, this is another, "some idiot on the internet is offended by something that nobody cares about so lets pretends its a story to get clicks." brand of journalism.
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Now I'm imaging One Million Moms as some sort of Lovecraftian colonial organism, like One Million Ants from Rick and Morty.
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I thought they had somehow worked the word "Democrat" into a commercial.
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