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PC Gone Nuts - Swap Your Ginger For Six  
User currently offlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7104 posts, RR: 3
Posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2105 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 (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2072 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, 7104 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2049 times:

sorry I can't ge tthe photo to stick.

User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9523 posts, RR: 42
Reply 3, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2042 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, 3928 posts, RR: 28
Reply 4, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1990 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, 7104 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1981 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 United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4940 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1892 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!



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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13165 posts, RR: 78
Reply 7, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1878 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, 6405 posts, RR: 39
Reply 8, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1854 times:

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


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User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7801 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1853 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



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User currently offlinetugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5416 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1848 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, 7688 posts, RR: 21
Reply 11, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1841 times:
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Gingers have souls! If you haven't seen that video, you need to....


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User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6405 posts, RR: 39
Reply 12, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1827 times:

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

Not me  



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User currently offlinePyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 3928 posts, RR: 28
Reply 13, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1782 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.



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User currently offlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7104 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1739 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, 13165 posts, RR: 78
Reply 15, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1551 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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