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PC Gone Nuts - Swap Your Ginger For Six  
User currently offlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7651 posts, RR: 4
Posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2162 times:

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An advertising campaign from a New Zealand company telling customers to swap their "ginger children" for ginger beer has been criticised on social media.

A media release from Hakanoa Handmade Ginger Beer yesterday gave "unfortunate" parents with red-haired children the opportunity to exchange them for ginger beer, starting today and running until the end of August.

Really silly, talk about a storm in a teacup.

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Is this really worth getting peoples backs up over. I have two ginger kids, and a blond one, it doesn't worry me. What I don't get it that it's ok to take the piss out of blond's but for some reason people are far more sensitive about ginger kids!

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User currently offlineajd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2129 times:

Sorry but   

It's obviously a joke and if people take it seriously then they're idiots.

We need more adverts like this one 


User currently offlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7651 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2106 times:

sorry I can't ge tthe photo to stick.

User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9533 posts, RR: 42
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2099 times:

Quoting KiwiRob (Thread starter):
What I don't get it that it's ok to take the piss out of blond's but for some reason people are far more sensitive about ginger kids!

Because blonds are less likely to realise you're taking the piss?   


User currently offlinePyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 4035 posts, RR: 28
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2047 times:

What the hell is this obsession with "ginger" as if it is a bad thing? It is the sexiest hair color there is.


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User currently offlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7651 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2038 times:

Quoting Pyrex (Reply 4):
It is the sexiest hair color there is.

You wouldn't get many gingers in Portugal would you?


User currently offlinetype-rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1949 times:

Quoting Pyrex (Reply 4):
What the hell is this obsession with "ginger" as if it is a bad thing? It is the sexiest hair color there is.

It's a British thing. I've heard people say "Prince Harry is so nice, too bad he's a ginger." For some reason red hair is not popular in the UK.

Oh that commercial is horrible, they need to think about hurting the feelings of people who have red hair and atone immediately for this indescretion!


User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13239 posts, RR: 77
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1935 times:

Quoting type-rated (Reply 6):
It's a British thing. I've heard people say "Prince Harry is so nice, too bad he's a ginger." For some reason red hair is not popular in the UK.

Only in the same way that strong regional accents can be a source of amusement, or that anyone here in, to borrow the title of the 2012 Opening Ceremony, these Isles Of Wonder , with a strong rural accent is of course liable to 'worry sheep'.

Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 5):
You wouldn't get many gingers in Portugal would you?

He should come to the UK then, I heard somewhere that the highest number of them per population is here, not stereotypically Ireland, though a fair proportion might be in Scotland!


User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6451 posts, RR: 38
Reply 8, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1911 times:

Sounds nearly as PC as the "hug a ginge day" which was organised on facebook and caused somewhat of an uproar..


It's all about the destination AND the journey.
User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7966 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1910 times:

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 8):
Sounds nearly as PC as the "hug a ginge day" which was organised on facebook and caused somewhat of an uproar..

I think it was actually "kick a ginger day" IIRC



Ironically I have never flown a Delta MD-90 :)
User currently offlinetugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5728 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1905 times:

Quoting GDB (Reply 7):
'worry sheep'.

You mean anyone from New Zealand, correct?  

KiwiRob or NZ107, ever heard that before?  

Tugg



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User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7714 posts, RR: 21
Reply 11, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1898 times:

Gingers have souls! If you haven't seen that video, you need to....


✈ Every strike of the hammer is a blow against the enemy. ✈
User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6451 posts, RR: 38
Reply 12, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1884 times:

Quoting tugger (Reply 10):
KiwiRob or NZ107, ever heard that before?

Not me  



It's all about the destination AND the journey.
User currently offlinePyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 4035 posts, RR: 28
Reply 13, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1839 times:

Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 5):
You wouldn't get many gingers in Portugal would you?

Unfortunately no... not that you can ever have enough gingers, anyway.



Read this very carefully, I shall write this only once!
User currently offlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7651 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1796 times:

Quoting tugger (Reply 10):
KiwiRob or NZ107, ever heard that before?

Not me either, Aussies have more sheep than us!


User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13239 posts, RR: 77
Reply 15, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1608 times:

Quoting tugger (Reply 10):
You mean anyone from New Zealand, correct?  

KiwiRob or NZ107, ever heard that before?  

The term actually refers to letting your dog or any other animal chase or otherwise disturb someone else's flock of sheep, it's illegal.
However, coming from the Isles Of Innuendo it can used as a euphemism for.......unspeakable things!

Recently, a group of our apprentices did a charity trek up Mt Snowdon, I asked one of them how it went, she told me that 'some of the boys chased some sheep', after pointing out it's illegal we had a laugh when speculating how embarrassing it could be from them to have a conviction for 'Sheep Worrying' with all the deliberate 'misunderstanding' they'd be subjected to.

As for our friends down under, well an Aussie/Kiwi could always joke 'what do you call a sheep in Australia/New Zealand?
Q. A leisure centre!


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